Mental Health Update: Dial 988 for Free and Confidential Behavioral Health Care and Support Available 24/7
MENTAL HEALTH UPDATE: Dial 988 for Free and Confidential Behavioral Health Care and Support Available 24/7
New Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Number
The new calling code of 988 provides an easy-to-remember number to connect people with a trained crisis counselor.
If you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis — whether that is thoughts of suicide, a mental health concern or substance use issue, or any other kind of emotional distress — the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a free and confidential service that is available 24/7.
Anyone can access the Lifeline by calling 988 (multiple languages available), texting a message to 988 (English only), or using the chat feature at 988lifeline.org (English only).
For more information, including a list of frequently asked questions, visit the DHS website here. If you or someone you know is in imminent danger, please call 911.