988 – Mental Health Crisis Alternative to 911 is Live

“People experiencing a mental health crisis have a new way to reach out for help in the U.S. Starting [July 16th, 2022], they can simply call or text the numbers 9-8-8.

Modeled after 911, the new three-digit 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is designed to be a memorable and quick number that connects people who are suicidal or in any other mental health crisis to a trained mental health professional.”

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