Call or text 988, the new Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, if you are suicidal, having trouble with substance abuse, or experiencing a mental health crisis.  Or you can chat at 988lifeline.org.

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988 – the New National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

On July 16, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will have a new number – 988.

988 is more than just an easy-to-remember number—it’s a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress – whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.

People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

There is hope. The Lifeline works — providing 24/7, free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress helps thousands of people overcome crisis situations every day.

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