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Athens News Matters: Leaders Across the Nation Prepare for the New 988 Crisis Line


Leaders across the nation are preparing for this summer’s rollout of the new 988 crisis line meant to supplement 911. The federal act creating this mental health emergency line passed recently with the July 2022 deadline for launch. But Georgia, with its existing statewide mental health hotline, in already a few steps ahead.

GPB's Ellen Eldridge has the story: 

Ellen Eldridge is a digital producer for GPB. She has previously worked as a breaking news reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The topics she most often writes about as a freelance reporter are mental health issues, crime and public safety. Ellen graduated Kennesaw State University magna cum laude in 2015 with a degree in communication focused on journalism.
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