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988 mental health hotline having difficulty launching in states

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A new alternative to 911 is set to launch in July, specifically for mental health emergencies. The bipartisan law for the 988 hotlines was passed in 2020, but more than half of the states have not enacted legislation to fund the line. In South Carolina, the state went from having four to now one call center where they receive around 80 to 100 calls a day.

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