The new 988 national mental health crisis line has seen a significant rise in call volume since its transition six months ago from the former 1-800-273-TALK number. More than two million calls, texts and chats to 988 have been routed to a response center, according to a CNN analysis, with the majority being answered in less than a minute. The new three-digit number is intended to be easy to remember, similar to how people can dial 911 for medical emergencies. “People are getting help more quickly,” said Hannah Wesolowski, the chief advocacy officer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The 988 lifeline is just one tool in the ongoing effort to improve our nation’s mental health for those who are feeling that they’re approaching a crisis situation or are in crisis, she added.