988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

July 29, 2022

988 is the new three-digit, nationwide number to connect directly to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. No matter where you live, you can call or text 988 and connect with behavioral health professionals. The phone and text services are available in the United States and the five major US territories. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or behavioral health-related distress. You can also contact 988 if you are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. 

Veterans can press 1 after dialing 988 to connect directly to the Veterans Crisis Lifeline which serves Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members and those who support them. For texts, Veterans can text at 838255.

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