988 Lifeline Crisis Chat


When you hit an artery making your kid a birdhouse, or find yourself facing any urgent physical injury, you know to call 911. Well, here's some great news: if/when you or someone you know is coping with suicidal thoughts, or any sort of mental health challenge, there's 988.

You can call or text 988 any time at all, day or night. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a place to get support for anything related to mental health. Whether in an immediate crisis, simply wanting to find out how to connect with care, or anything between - it's a 100% confidential, secure and anonymous way to reach out for help when you don't know where else to turn. Interesting fact, eight out of every ten calls are resolved on the phone without need for connection to emergency services. And in those rare circumstances, that connection saves a life.

To connect, call or text 988 or use the link below to access the online chat.

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