On July 16, 2022, the U.S. will transition to the new 988 dialing code which will operate through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's network of over 200 locally operated and funded crisis centers across the country. 988 is more than just an easy-to-remember number—it’s a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support 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.
Find a list of FAQs about 988 here.
Need Support Now?
If you need suicide or mental health-related crisis support, or are worried about someone else, please call or text 1-800-273-8255 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.