Life has brought unprecedented challenges and stressors over the past couple of years. Doctors report more patients than ever needing anti-depressants and anxiety medications, and patients often find the wait to see a counselor is months long. For teenagers going through all the awfulness of adolescence and parents worrying about how to pay for college, this can all become magnified.
This is why it is so important that the National Suicide Prevention Hotline has been expanded, renamed the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline to reflect its broader scope, and given a handy dandy 3-digit number you can call or text anywhere in the US. If you are in crisis or considering self-harm, please call or text 988 and talk to a trained counselor any time of the day or night, or go to to message with one.
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