If you or a loved one is experiencing mental health-related distress you can call 988 on your phone—whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress to receive compassionate, accessible care and support. Family and friends can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
The new 988 number is another resource in addition to calling 1-800-273-8255 . Either number can assist. Spanish speaking individuals can continue to utilize option 2 for assistance.