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Reasons to Contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

May 14, 2024

Life can get challenging, and it can feel overwhelming sometimes. People connect with 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline to get support with a lot of things, including: 

🫶 Thoughts of self-harm and other associated behaviors 
🫶 Drinking and drug use 
🫶 Feeling depressed or anxious 
🫶 Identity 
🫶 Mental and physical illness 
🫶 Loneliness 
🫶 Trauma 
🫶 Relationships 
🫶 Economic worries, and more

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Transcript: Did you know that the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline not there just for a crisis?  People call, text, and chat to discuss about a variety of different needs. Everyone has a different mental health journey and life experiences. Common reasons for calling 9-8-8 can include: Relationships, Trauma, Identity struggles, Loneliness, Drinking too much or drug use, Feeling depressed or anxious, and more. Whatever your reason, 9-8-8 is there to help, available in ASL directly with a trained counselor. [The screen fades to show a thumbnail of a faded white background of a doctor holding hands with another individual] Deaf. Healthy. DeafHealth. Learn more at] 

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