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988 – New Crisis Line in Canada

December 5, 2023

Mental health news is often grim these days. BUT….

Dr. Ariel Dalfen was happy to share this very positive development that will help so many Canadians: 988.

988 is Canada’s new crisis line. Think of it as the 911 for those having a mental health crisis and feeling suicidal, or who want to help others in crisis.

It is easy to remember, “textable and phoneable” from anywhere in our country.

Plus, Dr. Ariel talks about a town in Sweden where saying “hello” is a new public health intervention to reduce social isolation and improve connection between people during these dark day. “Hej”–every little bit can help these days.


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Dr. Ariel Dalfen

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