What is 988?
988 went live nationally on Saturday, July 16, 2022. Anyone who calls 988 will be routed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Lifeline's network of over 200 local crisis centers and counselors has been in operation since 2005. This means, day or night, 365 days a year, a trained mental health counselor will be on the line to help a person in crisis. The Lifeline is free and confidential. Text and online chat options are also available.
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