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Suicide Prevention Advocate Perspectives: Why the New 988 Crisis Number Matters – A Conversation with Kirsten Krueger of AFSP South Dakota

Starting in July 2022, people across the nation experiencing a suicide or mental health crisis will be able to dial just three digits – 988 – to be routed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24/7 toll-free crisis line that provides immediate care and resources to millions of callers every year.

By Stephanie Marburger, AFSP Public Policy Coordinator

Introducing AFSP’s Newest Public Policy Council Member: Beverly Goldberg

An interview with AFSP's newest PPC member who is dedicated to mental health advocacy.

By Stephanie Marburger, AFSP Public Policy Coordinator

Supporting the Future 988 Crisis Line Through a Week of Action

On November 16, community leaders and advocates across the country came together for REIMAGINE: A Week of Action to Reimagine Our National Response to People in Crisis, a three-day event to learn more about 988 and actions people can take to help to build a comprehensive crisis response system in their state.

By Taylor Kleffel, AFSP Manager of State Policy