Starting tomorrow, July 16, 2022, everyone in the United States can dial 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.
Calling, texting, or chatting 988 connects individuals with counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen to callers, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to other resources if necessary.
The current Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) still remains available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally.
For additional information about these programs and more, call (561) 684-1991.