W. Va. changing suicide prevention lifeline to 3 digits in July
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) - People in West Virginia having problems with mental health or suicidal thoughts will soon be able to find help by calling a three-digit number 988. WCHS-TV reports the state Department of Health and Human Resources has received a federal grant to change over to the three-digit system on July 16.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call center based in Charleston is operated by First Choice Services and answers West Virginia calls to the lifeline.
Callers can reach help now at (800) 273-TALK (8255), before the change in July. The lifeline is answered 24 hours a day.
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