National Suicide Prevention Lifeline changes 10-digit number to 988

Last week, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline changed its standard 10-digit phone number to a three-digit line – 988 – that will take calls directly to a counselor.

Made up of a national network of local crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, the lifeline hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the United States.

Please help spread the word about this change wherever possible, both in departments and in the community.

See this article for more information: 988, a New Suicide Hotline Number, Launches This Week. Here’s What To Know (