988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to be operated through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Beginning July 16, 2022, 988 will be the new three-digit dialing code connecting people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, where compassionate, accessible care and support is available for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress—whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. 

Additional information about 988 can be found at the SAMHSA 988 TOOLKIT SITE.

 

 

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