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The New 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Posted on August 08, 2022
The New 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, in collaboration with a 988 Messaging Task Force co-led by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) and Vibrant Emotional Health, created the new three-digit 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline in July 2022. The number, which can be used to call or text, is for anyone experiencing a suicidal or mental health crisis.

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