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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

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

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

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

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