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Posted inPublic Health

Montana prepares to launch 988 suicide prevention hotline

Beginning Saturday, July 16, Montana will transition to a new three-digit suicide prevention hotline to help callers find emergency mental health resources — a change mental health advocates have said is overdue and will help make services more accessible. Callers will be routed through regional 24-hour call centers in Great Falls, Bozeman and Missoula, where crisis workers will help people find the nearest services.