Dial 988 for the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
988 goes live across the country on July 16! The National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is being shortened to three digits to make it easier to remember – and to reduce the stigma around mental health.
- 988 is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365, connecting those experiencing a crisis with a network of trained crisis counselors located throughout the U.S.
- Access is available through every landline, cell phone, and voice-over-internet device in the nation.
- 988 call services are available in Spanish, along with interpretation services in multiple languages. (Text and chat are currently available in English only.)
- The current National Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally.