You’ve been hearing about 9-8-8 lately and may be wondering what it is.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has streamlined their phone number to better meet the needs of people in crisis. 9-8-8 is the new emergency number for mental health distress.

Jayne M. Wildasin is the crisis intervention manager for TrueNorth Wellness Services. She is also a member of the Suicide Prevention Taskforce of Healthy Adams County.

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