988 is the New National Number for Suicide Prevention or Crisis

Great news! It is now so much easier to reach someone when one is in emotional crisis or feeling suicidal. A new national number “988” has been established to make it easier for anyone to call when in need of such assistance. Changing the number to 988 makes it easier for anyone to remember the number, and act faster. The number can be called, texted or chatted, and callers will be linked to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will continue to remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis. More information is available at Suicide Hotline.


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