ERAN mental health hotline says it received four times the calls last night than it did the night before

Renee Ghert-Zand is the health reporter and a feature writer for The Times of Israel.

The number of people who contacted the ERAN emotional first-aid hotline last night was nearly four times higher than Friday night.

The organization reports that from 8 p.m. yesterday to 8 a.m. this morning, it received 491 calls. This compares to 128 during the same period Friday through Saturday, and 366 Saturday to Sunday the previous week.

With news outlets reporting that the strike from Iran would happen soon, ERAN made more of its trained volunteers available to handle an anticipated influx of calls.

Israelis can contact ERAN by phone at *3201, website, or WhatsApp. The organization has a dedicated service for new immigrants, who can speak to someone in English, Russian, Spanish, Amharic, and French.

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