Starting Saturday, July 16, there will be a new national number for people to dial who are having a mental health emergency.
The number to dial is call 988 when someone is in a mental health crisis, such as having suicidal thoughts.
988 will connect with trained mental health counselors and the service is free and confidential and available 24 hours a day.
On 7/16, 988 will be a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the U.S., you can easily access 24/7 emotional support. In the meantime, please cont. to share 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to be connected w/ a trained, caring counselor. We're here for you. #988Lifeline pic.twitter.com/B7n7I8F2AI
— 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (@988Lifeline) July 13, 2022