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9-8-8 Will Be New Designated Hotline to Help

9-8-8 Will Be New Designated Hotline to Help

The U.S. has a three-digit suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline thanks to U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin who co-sponsored the bill. 

President Trump signed it into law this week.  People can call 9-8-8 to be directed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or the Veterans Crisis Line. 

The suicide rate in Wisconsin is on the rise and has increased by 40-percent from 2000 to 2017.  The hotline is not yet active, but Baldwin is pushing the F-C-C to get it up and running as soon as possible.

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