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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.

NEWSLETTERS

988 RESOURCES

NY 988 SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS

SHARE YOUR 988 EXPERIENCE

OMH wants to know how 988 has helped New Yorkers. If you’ve used 988 and want to share your experience, fill out the Share Your 988 Experience Form.

LEARN MORE ABOUT 988

LANGUAGE ACCESS

To obtain a PDF of any resources in a language not available above, please submit a 988 Resource Translation Request.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that the chat and text features for 988 are available only in English at this time.

CONTACT

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