What is the 988 hotline?

Why is a new number needed?

Who can call the new hotline?

Can I still call the old hotline?

What happens when I use the hotline?

How will the new number increase access to mental health resources?

This article was written by CECILIA LENZEN of The Texas Tribune.  The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.  This article originally appeared at: https://www.texastribune.org/2022/07/15/988-suicide-prevention-hotline/