Saturday, July 16, marks our country’s transition to 988 as the easy-to-remember number to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Ahead of the implementation Saturday, we want to share a compilation of resources for your reference.
- The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) is a network of more than 200 state and local call centers funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by Vibrant Emotional Health.
- 988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use and other mental health crises.
- To reach the Lifeline, people can call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org.