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Mental Health

  • Effective July 16, 2022, people experiencing a mental health crisis will be able to call or text a three-digit number, 988, to connect with mental health professionals trained to respond to such emergencies. The hotline will provide 24/7 free and confidential emotional support around the country to those in mental health distress, the 988 Crisis Lifeline website explains.

    The new number will connect the caller to a certified crisis center in the area where the call is placed, according to the website. The hotline is made up of a network of 200 local crisis centers around the country. With the rise in mental health utilization, employers and plan sponsors are likely to promote the availability of this solution to plan members. The three-digit number is expected to be easier to remember in times of crisis than the 10-digit 800 number currently handled by the National Lifeline. It is also meant to streamline mental health responses so people can get the urgent help they need much faster than by calling 911, which generally connects callers to law enforcement agencies rather than mental health professionals. Its launch comes about two years after the National Hotline Designation Act passed in 2020 to designate 988 as the universal number for the national mental health crisis hotline.

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  • Lumberton Township School District offers children in preschool and grades kindergarten through eight an opportunity to receive a first-class education in central Burlington County. The district is educating approximately 1,100 students during the 2022-2023 school year. The district’s youngest students — from preschool to first grade — learn in Ashbrook Elementary School. Students in grades 2-5 are educated at Bobby’s Run School. Students in grades 6-8 receive instruction at Lumberton Middle School. The Lumberton Schools educate students under the leadership of Dr. Colleen Murray, Superintendent, and Robert Kraft, Business Administrator. Questions may be directed to the Board of Education Offices, 33 Municipal Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048, (609) 267-1406. Questions may also be sent to