The U.S. Has a New Crisis Hotline: 988. Is It Prepared for a Surge in Calls?

The United States is rolling out a reimagined suicide prevention number to address a national mental health crisis. But funding and staffing issues have left some questioning whether it’s ready.

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More Americans Are Dying of Drug Overdoses Than Ever Before

Why haven’t we solved the addiction crisis?

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Behind the White House Effort to Pressure the C.D.C. on School Openings

Documents and interviews show how senior officials sought to play down the risks of sending children back to the classroom, alarming public health experts.

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C.D.C. Calls On Schools to Reopen, Downplaying Coronavirus Risks

The agency’s statement followed earlier criticism from President Trump that its guidelines for reopening were too “tough.”

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