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In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans.

Texting Option Weighed for Upcoming ‘988’ Suicide Hotline

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The Federal Communications Commission last summer voted to require a new “988” number for people to call to reach a suicide-prevention hotline.
Morning fog blankets a cemetery in West Virginia.

U.S. Suicides Dropped Last Year, Defying Pandemic Expectations

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The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades.
The photo shows the front of an ambulance.

KS Board Asks for Investigation of EMS Leader after Man Left to Die

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The Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services wants to discipline seven responders for failing to take a suicide victim to a hospital.

Rescuers Save Man Trying to Jump from California Bridge

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The man was pulled back over the railing and taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation.