Mental Health Crisis Resources
Effective July 16, 2022 there is a nation wide resource available for those experiencing a mental health related crisis. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors to help individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts, substance use and other mental health crises.
To reach the Lifeline, simply call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org
What happens when you call/text/chat the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline?
Call: When you call 988, you will first hear a greeting message with the chance to press 1 for the VCL, 2 for Spanish, or stay on the line while your call is routed to your local Lifeline network crisis center. Then a trained crisis counselor will answer the phone, provide support, and share resources if needed.
Text: When you text 988 you will complete a short survey letting the crisis counselor know a little about your situation. You will be connected with a trained crisis counselor in one of our crisis centers who will answer the text, provide support, and share resources if needed.
Chat: Visit 988lifeline.org and find the chat button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. You will complete a short survey letting the crisis counselor know a little bit about your current situation. Then you’ll see a wait-time message while you are connected with a trained crisis counselor who will answer the chat, provide support, and share resources if needed.