The suicide lifeline will soon be 3 digits: Is the country ready for the switch to 988?

The suicide lifeline will soon be 3 digits: Is the country ready for the switch to 988?
Posted on Mar 17 2022
USA Today

Legislation in more than two dozen states has passed or is pending to fund 988 services or study funding, according to NAMI. "Currently, as a country, we're not ready for this rollout," said Hannah Wesolowski, NAMI Chief Advocacy Officer. "There's so much demand out there and so many elements to knit together to really prepare to fully provide a mental health response to a mental health crisis."