988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. It provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
The previous Lifeline phone number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.
You can also text NAMI to 741-741. Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
If you or someone you know is a danger to themselves or others, please call 911 Many law enforcement agencies have officers who have been trained to respond to persons who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis.
Dial 211 to be connected to Mental Health & Substance Abuse services in your area. You may also visit 211 online.