Today, we are celebrating the launch of 988, a new three-digit number for mental health, substance use and suicide crises is now available nationwide.
Read open letter from our partners at Reimagine Crisis, led by NAMI, published in the Washington Post. Click here to view full version of open letter.
Check out 988 Resources and Information
- Toolkit resources from NAMI
- SAMHSA Partner Toolkit
A Consensus Approach and Recommendations for the Creation of a Comprehensive Crisis Response System, offers federal and state policymakers a tried-and-tested, evidence-based toolkit for implementing a full continuum of mental health and substance use care in conjunction with the federally mandated 988 crisis hotline for mental health emergencies which will be operational in July 2022.
- 988 one-pager developed by the Kennedy Forum
Watch Video: 988 Day of Visibility Virtual Rally
View articles and blogs about the 988 rollout
We cannot afford to fail: Transforming how we respond to mental health emergencies– Tyler Norris, MDiv, Chief Executive, Well Being Trust
Stat News Op-Ed: Not going all in on the 988 hotline will ensure its failure– Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD, President, Well Being Trust
New York Times: The U.S. Has a New Crisis Hotline: 988. Is It Prepared for a Surge in Calls?
Roll Call | National 988 crisis hotline readied for rollout
Verywell Mind | The New 988 Suicide Hotline Is Going Live, But Rollout Won’t Be Easy
NPR | The new 3-digit suicide hotline number is launching this weekend. Are states ready?
Star Tribune: State joins rollout of 988 crisis line
KWTV (CBS Oklahoma City, OK) New Mental Health Crisis Hotline ‘988
KPNX-TV (NBC Phoenix, AZ) –National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number switching to 988 this Saturday
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org