Alert Center: 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline goes live Saturday
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a new number 988.
Starting Saturday, the 988 number provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people experiencing thoughts of suicide, a mental health crisis, a substance use emergency or any kind of emotional distress.
The number will also have resources for you or your loved ones
The current number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), is staying in place for now - but 988 is expected to be much easier to remember.