Similar to calling 911 for emergencies, 988 has been nationally designated as the three-digit dialing code that will route callers in mental health, substance use, or suicidal crisis to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network.
When to Call
- Suicidal crisis
- Substance abuse assistance
- Mental health resources
- Concerns about a loved one who may need crisis assistance
Can I Call, Text, or Chat?
You can call or text 988 or chat via 988lifeline.org/chat.
Who Will I Speak With?
You will be connected to trained counselors who will listen, provide support, and link you to resources if necessary, including CentraState’s Psychiatric Emergency Services.
Is it Confidential?
Contact with 988 is treated as confidential by Lifeline and its network centers, meaning that information will not be shared without consent unless there is an imminent risk of harm.