Mental health hotline readies for surge in calls due to expected Iran attack

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

In response to the heightened security preparedness, ERAN, the mental health hotline, increases its capacity for dealing with an expected surge in upcoming calls and online messages.

ERAN encourages Israelis to reach out should they feel any emotional distress. All calls will be dealt with anonymously and trained responders are available 24/7.

ERAN can be reached by dialing 1201, by WhatsApp at 052-8451201, or online at

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