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New Statewide Suicide Prevention Hotline Set for July Launch

Clip: 02/23/2022 | 7m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

Illinois is months away from the launch of a new suicide prevention hotline — and state lawmakers are working to make sure it gets funding. Under federal law, the new 988 hotline takes effect in July. The state Senate this month passed a bill creating a statewide 988 trust fund, aimed at setting up and running a mental health crisis prevention and response system around Illinois.

Aired: 02/23/22

Rating: NR

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