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Hochul Announces $7.2 Million Federal Award to Crisis Call Centers


Governor Kathy Hochul announced last Friday (April 29th) that New York State has been awarded $7.2 million by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help strengthen crisis call center services in preparation for the transition on July 16, 2022, of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to the number 988 from the current 1-800-273-8255.

“The transition to 988 gives New York State a unique opportunity to strengthen its behavioral health crisis response system and increase its capacity to meet the needs of New Yorkers,” Governor Hochul said.

“Too often, people experiencing a mental health crisis or considering suicide feel as though they have no one to turn to, but the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides hope and help. Introducing this easy-to-remember, three-digit number will be a critical tool in helping more people access services and support as we continue to tackle behavioral health crises.”

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