988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline offers 24/7 access to trained counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. And there is tremendous need, given:

· In 2020, the U.S. had one death by suicide every 11 minutes.

· For people ages 10–34, suicide is a leading cause of death.

· From April 2020 through April 2021, over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses.

Behind each of these data points, there are people, families and communities who have been impacted. Yet, in the face of these urgent realities, there is hope. The 988 Lifeline helps thousands of struggling people overcome suicidal crisis or mental-health related distress every day.

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This message is brought to you by SVMC’s Bridge Services Team. Our approach to improve the health of our community and enhance access to care is to provide healthcare education, work collaboratively with community partners and to make a positive impact on social determinants of health. Learn more by visiting www.sierra-view.com/BridgeServices