Suicide prevention hotline is now 988

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline changed its standard 10-digit phone number to a three-digit hotline – 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.