Dial 988 for HELP - "The 911 of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention" - Information

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The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 988 is now active across the United States.

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.

We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Call, Text, or Chat 988


What Happens When You Call The Lifeline?

-First, you'll hear an automated message featuring additional options while your call is routed to your local Lifeline network crisis center.

-We'll play you a little music while we connect you to a skilled, trained crisis worker.

-A trained crisis worker at your local center will answer the phone.

-This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and get you the help you need.

Lifeline Center calls are free and confidential, and available 24/7.

(988 does NOT replace 911... If you are in danger or in an emergency, please call 911 for Police, Fire Fighter, or Ambulance support)

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