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Top Stories of 2022: As 988 Hotline Goes Live, PA Counties Brace for Increase in Calls

Priscilla Du Preez

Over the summer, the U.S. switched over to a new, three-digit number for people to call if they are having a mental health crisis or thinking about suicide. WITF’s Brett Sholtis looks at the rollout of 988, one of the stories that shaped 2022.

Read the full story here.

(Original air-date: 12/21/22)

Brett Sholtis is a health reporter for WITF/Transforming Health. Sholtis is the 2021-2022 Reveal Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grantee for Mental Health Investigative Journalism with the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. His award-winning work on problem areas in mental health policy and policing helped to get a woman moved from a county jail to a psychiatric facility. Sholtis is a University of Pittsburgh graduate and a Pennsylvania Army National Guard Kosovo campaign veteran.