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What Is 988?

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) offers 24/7 call, text, and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing a suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, as well as any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. When calling 988, callers first hear a greeting message while their call is routed to the local lifeline network crisis center (based on the caller’s area code). A trained crisis counselor answers the phone, listens to the caller, understands how their problem is affecting them, provides support, and shares resources if needed. If the local crisis center is unable to take the call, the caller is automatically routed to a national backup crisis center. The lifeline provides live crisis center phone services in English and Spanish and uses Language Line Solutions to provide translation services in over 250 additional languages.

Anyone who needs suicide or mental health-related crisis support, or who has a loved one in crisis, can connect with a trained counselor by calling, chatting, or texting 988.

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Anxiety

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Bipolar Disorder

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Depression

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Here Are the Facts

Statistics Gathered by the National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI)

7.7 Million

children experience a mental health disorder each year.

20%

of U.S. adults experience mental illness.

50%

of all lifetime mental illnesses begin by age 14.

75%

of all lifetime mental illnesses begin by age 24.

17%

of children ages 6-17 suffer from a mental health disorder.

1 in 6

children ages 2-8 have a diagnosed mental disorder.

Suicide

is the second leading cause of death for children ages 10-14.

Every 11 minutes…

1 person in the U.S. dies by suicide.

1 in 3

Canadians (approx. 9.1 million people) will be affected by a mental illness during their lifetime.

1 out of 2

people do not seek mental health treatment due to fear and/or shame.

Depression & Suicide

risk screenings have been advised by the American Academy of Pediactrics for children ages 12 and older.

Disabilities

are caused primarily by mental health disorders.