UMT Editorial: Helping in 2023


We must begin to consider all mankind as worthy of help. Let’s make 2023 the year that we reach out to help those that feel helpless. Life is hard and hurtful for many, so let’s do more to help and prevent self-harm and suicide. It is often said that if we help one, they will reach out and help someone else. The world gets smaller each day and we at Urban Media Today hope that this information will be a helpful guide.

Today, “988” is the three-digit, nationwide phone number to connect directly to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. By calling or texting 988, you’ll connect with mental health professionals with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Veterans can press “1” after dialing 988 to connect directly to the Veterans Crisis Lifeline which serves our nation’s Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them. For texts, Veterans should continue to text the Veterans Crisis Lifeline short code: 838255.

Please don’t be afraid to seek help! The help you need is a phone call away.

Editor Urban Media Today

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