988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

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What You Can Call About

• Get Help For Yourself
• Get Help For A Loved One
• Join the 988 Lifeline National Network
• Support Your Local Center
• And More


The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is an important resource for anyone in the U.S. seeking immediate support for suicidal thoughts, mental health, substance use, or emotional distress. This lifeline operates 24/7, offering call, text, and chat options, connecting individuals with trained crisis counselors. Whether you're in crisis yourself or concerned about a loved one, 988 provides accessible assistance.

This hotline was established to enhance crisis care accessibility, separate from the 911 emergency services. With the transition to 988, SAMHSA dreams of a comprehensive crisis care system that links callers to community-based providers. Regardless of your location, the 988 Lifeline is available to serve all states and territories, ensuring anonymity and confidentiality for those seeking help. Trust the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline for compassionate support during challenging times.