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988 Overview

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, previously known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, offers 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also call, text or chat 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

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988 in Pennsylvania

988 Jobs in PA

Perspectives from Behind the Phone

State Hosted 988 Page

988 in the Media

988 to act as new three-digit mental health crisis line

‘There is somebody here to help’: County’s 988 hub is central to suicide prevention

Philly marks one year anniversary of 988 suicide and crisis lifeline as city leaders announce new projects in the pipeline

Suicide and crisis hotline 988 saved one man from a “very dark place”

FCC takes critical steps to improve the 988 National Suicide Lifeline

Answering The Call. 988: A New Vision for Crisis Response