July 15, 2022 9:55 AM
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launches
Tomorrow, 988 will become the nationwide 3-digit dialing code for crisis and suicide prevention. It will replace the 1-800 number currently used by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Starting tomorrow, when someone calls 988, all phones in the U.S. (mobile and landline) will connect with the crisis/suicide prevention system. This will allow anyone in the U.S. to call 988 and get help designed specifically for someone dealing with a mental health crisis.
Learn more at: https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/initiatives/988/