Pennsylvania has received a 340 thousand dollar grant for the Development of a Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The Department of Human Services says the 988 lifeline will be activated in July 2022 and will replace the old line. 1-800-273-Talk.
DHS officials say changing the number will create easier access for those in need of immediate intervention.
The money will also be used to upgrade call centers including Centre Helps in Centre County.