988 Suicide Crisis Hotline

If you are thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. The launch of the 988-suicide hotline number in July of 2022 marked a significant step forward in making immediate help accessible to everyone in times of crisis.
Your well-being matters and reaching out for assistance can be a crucial step towards finding hope and healing. Trained and compassionate professionals are ready to listen, provide guidance, and offer support tailored to your situation. Whether you are struggling with mental health challenges, feeling overwhelmed, or simply need someone to talk to, the 988-suicide hotline is here for you.
Remember, you are not alone. Confidential and nonjudgmental help is just a phone call away. Taking that step to reach out can make a world of difference, and it is a testament to your strength and resilience. The Lifeline network is committed to providing a lifeline of hope, understanding, and empathy whenever you need it. You deserve care, support, and a chance to navigate through your challenges with the assistance of caring professionals.
No matter what you are facing, help is available, and hope is within reach. Do not hesitate to make a call. Your journey towards healing and recovery starts with the first conversation.

Supporting Our Veterans

Understanding Suicide Prevention and Crisis Hotline Resources

Veterans Suicide Rates

Veterans accounted for about 17% of all deaths by suicide among U.S. adults. The suicide rate among veterans was generally higher than that of the general population, especially among certain age groups.

Crisis Hotline Usage

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) has been a critical resource for veterans and the general population. The launch of the 988 suicide hotline was intended to make this support even more accessible.

Effectiveness of Crisis Hotlines

Crisis hotlines have been shown to be effective in providing immediate help to individuals in crisis, including veterans. Reports and testimonials indicate that many veterans have found the support they needed through crisis hotlines, helping them navigate difficult moments and receive guidance.

Outreach and Promotion

Efforts have been made to promote the availability of crisis hotline services to veterans through various channels, including social media, veteran-focused organizations, and government agencies.

Impact of Timely Intervention

Timely intervention through crisis hotlines and support services has been associated with a reduction in suicide risk. Many individuals have reported feeling a sense of relief and improved well-being after contacting crisis hotlines during moments of crisis.

Ongoing Support

Crisis hotlines are not only for immediate emergencies but also serve as a connection to ongoing mental health support, counseling, and resources.