How the 988 suicide hotline has been doing almost a year in

By Mark Brodie
Published: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 11:43am
Updated: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 11:44am

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It’s been almost a year since the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline launched, and in April of this year, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department announced more than $200 million for states, territories and tribes to help continue to build out the system.

When callers dial 988, they’re routed to the closest crisis line based on their phone’s area code. 

For those with Arizona area codes, they often end up speaking with someone from Solari Crisis and Human Services.

The Show talked with Justin Chase, president and CEO of Solari Crisis and Human Services, about how it's been going since July 2022 when the hotline launched.

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