988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline

988 Suicide Crisis and Hotline

On July 16, 2022, Missouri will join the rest of the United States in beginning to use the
988 dialing code. 988 will be the new three-digit number for call (multiple languages), text
or chat (English only) that connects people to the existing National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline, where compassionate, accessible care and support are available for anyone
experiencing mental health–related distress. The chat feature will be available through the
Lifeline’s website. People can use 988 if they are having thoughts of suicide, mental health
or substance use crises, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if
they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

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