Critical Investments Announced to Implement Upcoming 988 National Suicide Prevention Line
Updated: Jan 19, 2022
Recently, HHS announced $282 million to help transition the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline from its current 10-digit number to a three-digit dialing code – 988. In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to be operated through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Converting to this three-digit number will strengthen and expand the existing Lifeline network, providing the public with easier access to life-saving services.