Crisis hotline calls rise after phone number changes to 988

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 23, 2023 4:00 AM CT | Published: January 23, 2023 4:00 AM CT

After the phone number for the national hotline for emergency mental health crises changed to just three digits — 988 — in July, about more 500 Tennesseans called every month.


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Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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