988 is the new, three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Nationwide availability on July 16, 2022
By Deputy Chiefs Mark Donnelly
June 16, 2022

What is 988?

988 is the new FCC-designated
three-digit number that connects
people to the National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline. This service
is for anyone who is:
• suicidal
• experiencing a mental health
or substance use-related crisis
• experiencing any kind of
emotional distress
988 is more than just a number. It
is a direct connection to compassionate and accessible care. When
you call, text, or chat 988 you are
connected to trained counselors
that are part of the National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline network.

Hyperlinks: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/crisis/988.html