National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is Now 988

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There is a new, simpler number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. By calling, texting or chatting to 988, anyone can get instant access to mental health services. This number is available across the US and connects people with trained counselors who are ready to listen, understand and connect callers to further resources.

The 988 Lifeline website has more information, as well as a media resources page for anyone who wants to raise awareness of the Lifeline in their community.