9-8-8 Lifeline

The 9-8-8 Lifeline is a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline in the United States. It was established by the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020, and is set to become operational in 2022. The hotline will provide a free, confidential, and accessible resource for people experiencing mental health crises, suicidal ideation, or other emotional distress. The 9-8-8 Lifeline will be staffed by trained crisis counselors who will provide support and connect callers to local resources and emergency services. The creation of this hotline is a significant step in improving access to mental health care and suicide prevention efforts in the United States.

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