988 is the easy to remember three-digit dialing code connecting people to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline), where support from trained crisis counselors is available 24/7 nationwide for anyone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis or any other emotional distress. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is administered by Vibrant Emotional Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Download our fact sheet to learn how to access 988, read answers to some FAQs, and learn how 988 compares to 911.