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New Mental Health Crisis Dialing Code Launched

mental health crisis hotline

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A new dialing code was recently launched nationwide for individuals who are experiencing emotional distress or suicidal crisis. Similar to dialing 911 for medical emergencies, individuals can call or text 988 and be connected immediately to counselors who will listen, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

Previously, individuals had to dial an 800 number to reach the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Now the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline can be reached with the easy-to-remember dialing code instead. Callers can still use the 800 number and be connected to the same services. The Lifeline provides services in both English and Spanish.

Nearly 2.4 million calls occurred to the Lifeline in 2020 alone, illustrating America’s current mental health crisis. And suicide is the second leading cause of death among preteens and adults aged 25 to 34, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Lifeline is a direct connection to accessible care for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress, including thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or other emotional struggles.

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