PBS NewsHour

Ohio lawmakers work to fund 988 suicide prevention hotline

Clip: 01/28/2023 | 4m 42s | Video has closed captioning.

Since its launch last July, the nationwide 988 hotline for people experiencing a mental health crisis has received more than 2 million calls, texts and chats. The launch got a boost from the federal government, with future funding expected to come from states — but only 16 states have plans in place so far. Ohio state Rep. Gail Pavliga joins John Yang to discuss funding efforts in her state.

Aired: 01/28/23

Rating: NR

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