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Between April-May 2023, Nearly 14% of Louisiana 988 Calls Went Unanswered

Axios [2-Aug] | Nearly 14% of the 5,065 988 calls made across Louisiana went unanswered by in-state counselors between April and May, per a new analysis from health research outlet KFF. Those calls were diverted to out-of-state overflow call centers, which handle about 8% of calls nationally. These missed calls are happening at a time when most Americans still aren't aware the 988 national suicide prevention and mental health hotline exists [...] Louisiana is gearing up to launch a 988 marketing campaign in September, officials say. Cont.

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