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988 is New 3 Digit Number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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The Suicide Prevention Lifeline is (800) 273-8255 or 1-800-273-TALK. However, announced, there is a new number all US citizens may dial for assistance with suicide prevention.

“We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline 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 in the United States.

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.”