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Posted on: July 26, 2022

New Crisis Line

988 Suicide Hotline

People in need of mental health support can now call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, called Lifeline, at: 9-8-8.

The three-digit calling code is not replacing the national hotline, which will still operate at: 1-800-273-8255. The goal of offering an alternative number is to make it easier for people to remember when they are in crisis or distress. Anyone who calls 9-8-8 will be connected with a trained counselor.

The 9-8-8 hotline is staffed 24/7, so people can seek immediate help any time day or night. Callers do not need to be in danger of suicide to use the hotline - they only need mental health support for themselves or someone they know. 

The mental health crisis support line is free to use. Once a caller reaches a trained counselor in the Lifeline network, the counselor will listen, provide additional support and connect callers with additional resources if needed. 

Lifeline offers a list of warning signs to help determine if a loved one is at increased risk for suicide:

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings

The website has more about Lifeline and ways to get help.

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