The new National Suicide and Crisis Hotline can be reached by punching in the three-digit number, 9-8-8 24 hours a day seen days a week where callers can speak with trained crisis counselors free of cost. 

July 16 marked the first calendar day that citizens in all 50 states were able to utilize a new mental health call and text system under the number 9-8-8.

To reach Larry Robinson, email larry.robinson@alexcityoutlook.com.

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