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Social media posts warn people not to call 988. Here's what you need to know

Mental health advocates celebrated the launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, but some people voiced concerns that using the service could lead to police involvement or forced hospitalization.

Palù del Fersina's Mayor Franco Moar stands outside the town hall. The northern Italian village of 160 people is one of 21 villages across Italy that has been granted $20 million to combat population loss and boost the local economy. Palù del Fersina is one of three villages in the northern Trentino region where locals speak the Mòcheno language. Adam Raney/NPR hide caption

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Italy is spending hundreds of millions to save dying villages. Will it work?

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Social media posts warn people not to call 988. Here's what you need to know

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