With the ever-growing need for mental health assistance, this hotline is necessary for most Americans who are in a crisis. Simply dial 988 and get in contact with someone that can help.
About The 988 Hotline
The hotline is free and is available 24/7. It’s modeled after 911, it’s easy to remember and a convenient number that can be used for anyone contemplating suicide, self-harm, or even just needing someone to talk to. Even if you’re not experiencing the need yourself but want advice for a loved one the representative can be a great point of contact to vent to and possibly get you in contact with people who can help you or them further.
The hotline can provide you with resources for an array of mental health issues such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, severe emotional distress, and much much more.
You can text them as well
They also have a texting option if you’re not comfortable talking on the phone. This is great for people who have anxiety about talking on the phone. You can reach their texting feature by visiting this link suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat you’ll still get the same level of care as you would over the phone. You can also bookmark it for quicker access in the event of an emergency. The hotline number (1800.825.Talk) is still active and you can dial it instead of calling 988.
Mental health is a growing concern in many places in the world. If you feel like you need help please reach out for it. As someone who has personally had issues with mental health, some people want to help and as cliche as it sounds it does get better. This hotline is there even if you just want to talk and it’s a free service so you don’t have to worry about a bill. Do not hesitate, act now.
If you know someone who needs help dial 988 or call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.