NJ Spotlight News

Big increase in calls to new national crisis hotline

Clip: 09/19/2022 | 1m 26s | Video has closed captioning.

It looks like the new 988 mental health crisis hotline is already reaching more people in need and potentially saving lives. Federal data released by the Department of Health and Human Services shows a 45% increase in overall call volume last month, compared to the same period a year ago. New Jersey is reporting more than 8,500 calls, a 20% increase during the same period.

Aired: 09/19/22

Rating: NR

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