988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Supports and Services
Beginning July 16th, 2022, you can call, text, or chat 988 to be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). This service is free and confidential. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
Services will be available in English and Spanish. Interpretation services will be offered in over 250 languages as well. For individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and TTY users you may use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.
You can dial 988 if you are experiencing:
- Thoughts of suicide
- Mental health crises
- Substance use crises
- Any other kind of emotional distress
If you are worried about a loved one, you can also call 988 for support.
The 988 services will NOT replace any crisis call centers in Washington state. This is an additional number to the states network of crisis centers. The current National Suicide Prevention lifeline number 1-800-273-8255 will remain active along with 988 beginning July 16th.