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.
In 2020, one person died by suicide every 11 minutes in the United States. With an easy number to remember, the Lifeline hopes to reach many more people in emotional crisis.
- 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.
★ NOTE: ISK’s local Access & Emergency number remains the same!
For ISK’s 24-hour Crisis Hotline OR non-emergency clinical services, call 269-373-6000 or 888-373-6200.