Mental Health Resources

New 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched in Massachusetts on July 16, 2022. This new three digit dialing code is available nationwide and will expand and improve support for those experiencing crisis situations including mental health, suicide, substance use, and emotional distress.  

The new, and easy to remember, 988 dialing code will operate through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number (1-800-273-8255). The 988 dialing code does not mean that the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is going away - both numbers will remain available to callers.

To learn more about the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, visit www.mass.gov/988 or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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