New “Suicide Hotline” Number Announced – NEWS GLOBAL July 23, 2022

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( A new emergency number that works like 911 is set to be available for all Americans starting this Saturday.

The new number is called the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. By simply dialing 988, people can be connected directly to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, just as they can be connected to other emergency services when they dial 911.

This three-digit number will be much easier for people to remember if they are indeed experiencing a crisis, rather than the hotline’s full number, 800-273-8255. It’s also much better than having people search online for the correct number.

Local officials are partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to roll out the service starting on Saturday. In Maryland, for example, the local department is called the Community Crisis Services Inc., or CCSI.


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