Starting Saturday, the Lifeline will be known as the "988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline."
988 Communication Resources and SAMHSA Points of Contact:
988 Media Inquiry Referrals:
Lastly, we know Saturday is just the beginning of the transition. More funding and resources are needed to expand crisis care capacity to realize the vision of 988. It's critical we continue to highlight these needs. To this point, we are continuing to advocate for the 9-8-8 Implementation Act and using every media opportunity we have to call attention to existing needs. There will also be a full-page ad (including National Council) in the Washington Post Saturday directing people toward the #ReimagineCrisis campaign, which is designed to continue calling attention to the need for more 988 implementation and crisis care support.
If you have any questions ahead of Saturday or at any point during the beginning of implementation, don't hesitate to reach out.Thank you - Reyna