Suicide Prevention Hotline
Recently the United States transitioned the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number to a 3-digit number. The 988 dialing code will be available nationwide for calls (multiple languages), text, or chat (English only).
This 3-digit number offers a memorable, easy path to access services. The Lifeline offers free, confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the U.S.
Memorize the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline number and share it with family, friends, and colleagues. We don’t always know the problems that people around us are struggling with – even those very close to us. Sharing the news about 988 and its services might save a life or lift a burden. Here are a few facts you should know about the 988 Lifeline.