Alert Center: 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline goes live Saturday

Starting Saturday, the 988 number provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people experiencing thoughts of suicide, a mental health crisis, a substance use emergency or any kind of emotional distress.

News 12 Staff

Jul 14, 2022, 4:33 PM

Updated 703 days ago

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a new number 988.
Starting Saturday, the 988 number provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people experiencing thoughts of suicide, a mental health crisis, a substance use emergency or any kind of emotional distress.
The number will also have resources for you or your loved ones
The current number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), is staying in place for now - but 988 is expected to be much easier to remember.


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