Alert: New 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

July 15, 2022—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the transition of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to 988, an easy-to-remember three-digit number for 24/7 crisis care. The transition was complete on July 16, 2022.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, which also links to the Veterans Crisis Line, is a network of more than 200 state and local call centers supported by HHS through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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