988 - A Direct Link for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Support
Dialing 988 will connect callers directly to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Starting July 16, 2022, people who call, text or chat with 988 will be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The existing Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will remain available.
988 can be used by anyone who needs support for a suicidal, mental or behavioral health, and/or substance use crisis - no matter where they are or where they live. Lifeline services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost to the caller.