It's been a year since the launch of 988. How does the hotline work?  (Illustration by Katie Martin for Yahoo / Photo: Getty Images)

988 was launched as a mental health alternative to 911 a year ago. This is how the hotline works to reach more people.

It’s been a year since the launch of 988. How does the hotline work? (Illustration by Katie Martin for Yahoo / Photo: Getty Images) Last July, a psychological emergency line was launched with an easy-to-remember number: 988. Calling 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) connects people with crisis counselors in …

988 was launched as a mental health alternative to 911 a year ago. This is how the hotline works to reach more people. Read More »