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Answers to 988: What to tell patients about the new Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

When the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline was launched nationally in July 2022, many viewed it as a huge step forward in mental healthcare. However, since its rollout, some have taken to social media to decry the Lifeline, claiming potential abuses of patient rights. And those unsure of what’s true or false will be looking to healthcare providers for answers.

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