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National Animal Cruelty and Neglect Hotline Needed, Advocates Say

Ontario has some of the toughest penalties for animal abuse and neglect in the country. “Most people love animals and in particular we want to intervene when we see someone harming an animal,” says Dr Kendra Coulter. Coulter, a professor at Huron University College at Western and a fellow at the Oxford Center for Animal […]

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Cops help cops: Retired Sahuarita officer on national hotline | Local News

Fourteen years after retiring from the Tucson Police Department, Bob Webster found himself watching a 40+ hour training session alongside familiar faces in the classroom of a West Side substation . “It was really weird sitting in there, going through this really intense workout…it’s like I never left,” Webster said. Like other sessions he’d attended […]

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National helpline created for mental health crisis support

A new national suicide prevention hotline is available for people facing a mental health emergency as state and federal health agencies seek to expand mental health services. Similar to dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency, people can now dial 9-8-8 to be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, where support is available for those in […]

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9-8-8 National Hotline Now Available for Arlington Residents – Official Government Site of Arlington County Virginia

Posted on July 19, 2022 A new 9-8-8 crisis and hotline is now active across the United States, including here in Arlington County. In 2020, Congress designated a new 9-8-8 dialing code to operate through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) network, which has more than 200 locally operated and funded crisis lines across […]

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What is 988? New National Mental Distress Helpline Launched

A new national hotline aims to help people in mental distress. The helpline will use existing services across the country to direct people struggling with a mental health crisis to support and resources. The hotline, which is now available, will have the three-digit number 988. Here’s what you need to know. What will the new […]

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Deadline Detroit | Do you feel suicidal? National 988 hotline debuts today, including metro Detroit area

For nearly 50 years, 911 has been the number to call for medical and police emergencies nationwide. Today, 988 joins it as an emergency number for those contemplating suicide. Asking for help can stop the spiral of suicidal thoughts. (File photo) These 988 calls will be answered on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and callers […]

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New nationwide “988” hotline in Sacramento expected to lead to triple calls – CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A new national three-digit hotline aimed at providing mental health assistance to those in need will take calls in Sacramento. “988is a new hotline that connects people in crisis directly to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. READ MORE: Border Collie Helps Nevada County Sheriff’s Deputies Find Injured Owner In May 2019, 12-year-old […]

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New national 3-digit hotline hopes to get essential help for more people – CBS Sacramento

Carjacking suspect surrenders without pantsA carjacking suspect without pants was arrested by police after he tried to ram them. 3 hours ago Youth dies in crash after North Sacramento chaseA car chase involving the Sacramento Police Department ended in an accident. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, the chase began with Sacramento police, but […]

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Mental health advocate optimistic, new national hotline will improve Illinois crisis infrastructure | Illinois

(The Center Square) — With a new national mental health crisis hotline set to subsume state efforts in July, Illinois is scrambling to prepare. Also known as 988, the new hotline is scheduled to go live on July 16 and will rely on existing Prairie State infrastructure. “The intent is to connect those in need […]

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New National Mental Health Helpline Launching in Mid-July – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Beginning July 16, a new national mental health hotline will launch to operate in the United States. [DOWNLOAD: Free Action News Jax app for alerts as news breaks] Similar to 911, 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, according […]

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A new national mental health helpline is coming

Just as 911 is our national emergency hotline, 988 will soon be our national mental health crisis hotline. Effective 7/16, the new code is much easier to remember than the 10-digit number that was in place before. When the number goes into effect, people seeking help will be able to call, text or chat online […]

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Deliveroo partners with Women’s Aid to support the National Hotline

Deliveroo has partnered with Women’s Aid to support the national hotline this summer. Their emergency number will be printed on their riders’ delivery bags to raise awareness among those in need. The 24/7 hotline offers support, information and understanding to Irish women experiencing domestic violence, as well as family members, friends and other victim support […]

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National 999 hotline faces pranks and irrelevant calls

Sitting at his desk with headphones on, (999) helpline operator Anik Sen heard a baby’s cry just after pressing the receive button to answer a distress call. “Someone could be in danger,” he thought immediately, but his concern faded when he heard a woman on the other side asking the baby to stop crying and […]

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A “curious” businessman from Narayanganj calls the 333 national hotline for food. Now he has to feed 100 poor families as punishment

Sadar Upazila UNO Arifza Zohra discovered the case after arriving at Deobhog in Kashipur to provide food for the man, identified as Farid Ahmed, on Thursday afternoon. A mobile court later ordered Farid to provide 100 low-income people with food as punishment. Farid will now have to distribute more than 1,500 kg of food to […]

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Dial M for Meditation: the artist sets up a national hotline of soothing sounds to soothe stress

Amid a global pandemic and all the stress that comes with it, an artist and musician based in Victoria, British Columbia, is creating an oasis of calm in the form of an old-fashioned phone line. By July 2021, anyone across Canada can call the toll-free number 1-877-2BE-CALM, and tune in to a wide variety of […]

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Camp staff can call the national hotline in case of emergency

To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail AfricaStudio/Shutterstock . Camps and other youth programs are fun, dynamic and fast-paced places, which is part of why young people thrive in these settings. But these and other characteristics of typical camps can also to be a recipe for disaster, despite our best risk management efforts. the […]

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Calls to the National Hotline in South Dakota

Suicide deaths in South Dakota hit an all-time high last year, and it coincides with an increase in calls for help. Prevention calls handled by the Sioux Falls helpline have nearly doubled in recent years, including calls from those at risk and calls from friends and family concerned about a to be expensive. While South […]