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Posted on: September 6, 2022

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 


988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. Individuals who call, text, or chat with “988” from anywhere in the United States are now directly connected to the same trained, compassionate crisis response counselors that were previously accessible through the long standing 10 digit suicide prevention lifeline. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.) 


988 will connect people to local resources and mobile crisis teams. 988 does NOT replace 911 for emergencies. Click here to learn more about 988.

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