Tag: 988

Strangers Rally to Offer Free Mental Health Help after the Deadly Fourth of July Parade Shooting

Strangers Rally to Offer Free Mental Health Help after the Deadly Fourth of July Parade Shooting

After the deadly shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, IL earlier this month, a therapy resource is going viral, illuminating the widespread mental health impact of mass shootings in the U.S. Following the shooting that claimed seven lives and injured several more, an interior designer from Illinois named Alexandra Kaehler created a list of available mental health therapists that people could go to and posted them on Instagram.

988 Suicide Prevention Hotline To
Launch Nationwide

988 Suicide Prevention Hotline To
Launch Nationwide

Starting on Saturday, the new three digit number will become a suicide and crisis lifeline. The launch of 988 will make access to mental health and resources more accessible to people across the country. The hotline will provide 24/7 free and confidential support around the U.S. to those experiencing mental health distress. People across the country will be able to call or text if they start to experience a crisis. Advocates hope that this new focus on emergency assistance will bring about the expansion of other mental health services that are in short supply in many communities.

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