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Article Date: 28 May 2010 – 1:00 PDT

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a network of crisis call centers located throughout the nation, has answered its two millionth call since its launch on January 1, 2005. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Lifeline currently responds to an average of more than 1,800 calls a day or 54,000 calls per month.

SAMHSA’s support for the Lifeline is a key part of the agency’s strategic initiative to promote emotional health, as well as prevent and reduce mental illness, substance abuse, and related problems, such as suicide. SAMHSA is also marking the Lifeline’s achievement as part of the agency’s observance of May is Mental Health Month.

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