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Posted on: July 21, 2022

NEW Suicide & Crisis Hotline Number: Call 9-8-8

988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline

All you have to do is call 988, and you'll be connected to someone who can help. 

It's free and confidential

It's not just for people thinking about suicide — it's for anyone who is needs some emotional support, for things like:

  • drug or alcohol abuse
  • sexual or gender identity
  • mental or physical illness
  • money worries
  • relationships
  • abuse
  • depression
  • loneliness

Others ways to access Lifeline for help:

What Happens When I Call?

  • You'll hear a message that you've reached the 988 Suicide & Crisis Hotline
  • You'll hear a little hold music while the system connects you to the nearest Lifeline network crisis center.
  • A skilled, trained crisis worker will talk with you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful.

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