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T-Mobile Makes 988 Emergency Lifeline's Critical Mental Health Support Services Immediately Available to Customers

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What’s the news: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, stressful holiday season and National Veterans and Military Families Month, T-Mobile announced that it is the first major wireless provider to make the 988 emergency lifeline immediately available to its customers. Starting today, customers who dial 988 on the T-Mobile network will have free access to approximately 180 crisis centers that offer real-time, lifesaving mental health services from professionally trained counselors.

Why it matters: Suicide is a national health crisis that leads to one death every 11 minutes. An average of 17.6 of America’s military veterans die by suicide each day and a larger number of people than ever are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-digit 988 dial-out makes it easier for Americans in crisis to access the help they need and experts believe it will decrease the stigma surrounding mental health issues longer term.

Who it’s for: Those who recognize that rapid access to suicide prevention and mental health counseling is critical, especially now.

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What’s the news: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, stressful holiday season and National Veterans and Military Families Month, T-Mobile announced that it is the first major wireless provider to make the 988 emergency lifeline immediately available to its customers. Starting today, customers who dial 988 on the T-Mobile network will have free access to approximately 180 crisis centers that offer real-time, lifesaving mental health services from professionally trained counselors.

Why it matters: Suicide is a national health crisis that leads to one death every 11 minutes. An average of 17.6 of America’s military veterans die by suicide each day and a larger number of people than ever are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-digit 988 dial-out makes it easier for Americans in crisis to access the help they need and experts believe it will decrease the stigma surrounding mental health issues longer term.

Who it’s for: Those who recognize that rapid access to suicide prevention and mental health counseling is critical, especially now.

FCA Community: Creating Connections to Battle Mental Illness

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According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a person dies by suicide every seven hours in the state of Michigan and it is the 10th leading cause of death in the state.

Thousands of Louisville Residents Take Suicide Prevention Training

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During National Suicide Prevention Week (September 9-15), more than 2,200 Louisville residents were trained in Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), a nationally known suicide prevention technique.

Similar to CPR, QPR is designed to support an emergency response to someone in crisis and to save lives.

While homicide garners much media attention both locally and nationally, suicide is more pervasive. 

Once Suicidal, Here's How Boys Town Helped Pyper Shine

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Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, Pyper was bullied in school to the point of ​considering suicide. Pyper and ​her father found hope at Boys Town, where she fell in with a group of peers who immediately embraced her for her unique gifts. Click here to learn more about Pyper and how Boys Town helped her. 

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Anthem and its Foundation Tackle Some of Missouri’s Most Complex Health Needs in 2016

Company, Foundation and Associates contribute more than $1.6M to non-profit organizations’ programs aimed at creating healthier generation of Missourians
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ST. LOUIS, January 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Everyday countless nonprofits across the country are working hard to improve the health of our communities. The Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. recognizes the impact these organizations are making and shares a common goal for a healthier generation of Americans.

Early Times® Kentucky Whisky Raises Awareness and Support for Veterans Suffering from Military Service Trauma with Film Documentary

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LOUISVILLE, Ky., August 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- “Life after combat isn’t easy, but it can still be really good” is one message the new documentary “Reinforcements” delivers to U.S. military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The short film, which debuted at a private screening in Louisville, aims to raise awareness and provide life-saving service dogs to veterans who return from combat to find they face a new battle against PTSD.

Prioritizing Suicide Research Can Help Lead to Fewer Suicide Attempts and Deaths

Suicide experts recommend research into early behavioral detection, interventions, use of mass media, and other areas, American Journal of Preventive Medicine reports
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Ann Arbor, MI, August 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In a new supplement to the September issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, experts address the state of the science on suicide prevention and provide useful recommendations for research to inform effective suicide prevention. Suicide has been a challenging and perplexing public health issue to study as it has many dimensions and underlying factors. Although much is known about the patterns and potential risk factors of suicide, the national suicide rate does not appear to have dropped over the last 50 years.

Bullying and Suicide Among Youth Is a Public Health Problem

Expert research from CDC panel provides details and clarity, reports the Journal of Adolescent Health
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Philadelphia, PA, June 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Recent studies linking bullying and depression, coupled with extensive media coverage of bullying-related suicide among young people, led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assemble an expert panel to focus on these issues. This panel synthesized the latest research about the complex relationship between youth involvement in bullying and suicide-related behaviors.

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