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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline


The resources and information on this page are designed to help states, territories, tribes, mental health and substance use disorder professionals, and others looking for information on understanding the background, history, funding opportunities, and implementation resources for strengthening suicide prevention and mental health crisis services.

Need Support Now?

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat

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988 & Crisis Systems Response

In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to be operated through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. SAMHSA sees 988 as a first step towards a transformed crisis care system in America.

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988 Partner Toolkit

The 988 Partner Toolkit is intended to facilitate partner efforts for collaborative and aligned 988 communication planning.

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The Data

In 2020, the U.S. had one death by suicide every 11 minutes. Suicide is a leading cause of death for people aged 10-34 years.

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The Lifeline

There is hope. Providing 24/7, free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress works. The Lifeline helps thousands of people overcome crisis situations every day.

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Last Updated: 04/24/2023
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