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What Happens When I Call The 988 Lifeline?
First, you’ll hear a message telling you that you’ve reached the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
To preview that message, click here.
We’ll play you a little hold music while we connect you.
A skilled, trained crisis worker who works at the 988 Lifeline network crisis center closest to you will answer the phone.
This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful.
To read a more detailed explanation of what happens when you call the 988 Lifeline, and more, click here.
Should I Call The 988 Lifeline?
No matter what problems you’re dealing with, whether or not you’re thinking about suicide, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support, call the 988 Lifeline.
People call to talk about lots of things: substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and loneliness, to name a few.