988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Starts July 16

Starting Saturday, July 16, the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline will be available 24/7, 365 days a year in Massachusetts and across the country. 988 is a direct three-digit phone line to trained National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call takers. With an easy to remember number like 988, the Lifeline hopes to reach many more people in emotional crisis and connect those to services if needed.

If you need suicide, substance use, or mental health crisis support, or if you are worried about someone else, you can call or text 988 or use the chatline at 988lifeline.org to access compassionate care and support. Spanish-language services can be accessed by pressing 2 after dialing.

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