Accessing the Suicide Prevention Lifeline will become a lot easier beginning July 16th. 988 will be the three digit emergency number to call in the event of a mental health crisis or if you need to talk to someone
Thank you to Abraham Gutman for tweeting the news:
Starting July 16 any person in the US dialing 988 will reach a mental health emergency line.
Technically, 988 is just a 3-digit trim of the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
But experts & advocates say this is a massive deal.
Read why. https://t.co/3LvaTUCPgh