How can I reach 988?

You can call 988, text 988 or chat via the Lifeline’s website (

What happens when I call 988? What information will I receive, or does the Lifeline only offer immediate crisis support?

The goal of the 988 Lifeline is to provide free, confidential, immediate crisis intervention and support. When you call or text or chat 988:

  1. You’ll hear a message that you’ve reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – you are in the right place! If you are a veteran, you can press “1” to reach the Veterans’ Crisis Line or “2” to reach the Spanish subnetwork for the Lifeline. Translation services for other languages are available if needed.
  2. If you don’t select either option, a trained crisis counselor will answer.
  3. The counselor will listen to you to understand how your problem is affecting you or your loved one.
  4. The counselor will provide support and share resources and referrals.

Next week, we’ll have more information about 988.

Receive a Free NAMIWalks Your Way Light-Up Keychain 

Register as a Team Captain for NAMIWalks Your Way Main Line PA by Sunday, August 7th and receive a NAMIWalks Your Way Light-Up Keychain in the mail. It’s our way of saying how much your support means to NAMI and the mental health community.

We hope to see your team’s name on our roster soon!

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