Humboldt County can now dial 988

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif.(KIEM)- Humboldt County officials say they’re welcoming a new national suicide and mental health crisis hotline that went operational this week.

With the goal of expanding mental health treatment people are able to call or text 898 — 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Humboldt County behavioral health also continues to operate their toll-free crisis line along with their 24-hour crisis line.

“They could seek services, ask questions, just be listened to. And that counselor would hopefully be able to listen to them and provide them with the services that they’re needing, including linkage to additional services in the community that they’re calling from,” Paul Bugnacki, Humboldt County Behavioral Health Deputy Director.

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