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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline can help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

About the Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress in the United States.

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We Understand That Every Struggle Is Different

Everyone plays a role in suicide prevention

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Get resources for yourself or be the difference for a loved one by offering support and understanding.

Help Your Local Center

Lifeline centers range across the U.S. and rely on state and local funding to operate. Find out how you can help.

Join The Network

Local crisis centers can support the fight against suicide by joining the Lifeline’s national network.

Promote the Lifeline

Spread the word about the Lifeline’s free, 24/7 services and raise awareness for suicide prevention.

Should I Call The Life Line?

Talking with someone about your thoughts and feelings can save your life.

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 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.