Christina Saint Louis, KFF Health News

Christina Saint Louis, KFF Health News

Christina Saint Louis is a correspondent for KFF Health News, covering rural health care. Based in Minneapolis, she reports primarily on the Upper Midwest.

An advertisement for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline’s 988 hotline is seen at the Shaw-Howard University subway station in Washington, D.C.

Most states have yet to permanently fund 988. Call centers want certainty.

By: - September 9, 2023

Since the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline transitioned a year ago to the three-digit crisis phone number 988, there has been a 33% increase in the number of calls, chats and texts to the hotline. But even with that early sign of success, the program’s financial future is shaky. Over the past two years, the federal […]