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Office of Mental Health

988: More than a Number

988 is the new, three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). It is now available nation-wide.

988 is more than just an easy-to-remember number. It is a direct connection to caring support for anyone in mental health distress. This may include:

  • thoughts of suicide
  • substance use crisis
  • emotional distress

988 is a free service available to everyone.

HOW TO CONTACT 988

You can contact 988 by chat, text, or phone.

Call or text 988 to be connected with a trained crisis counselor. When you call, you can access support in Spanish by pressing 2. Interpretation services are available in over 150 languages.

To access 988 via chat, visit 988lifeline.org/chat.

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988 RESOURCES

LEARN MORE ABOUT 988

LANGUAGE ACCESS

To obtain any printed materials or resources in a language not available above, please submit a 988 Resource Translation Request.

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Bureau of Crisis, Emergency, and Stabilization Initiatives.