- Ann Tucker
Louisiana Launches New 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifelife
Updated: Aug 5, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has launched the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline — the new 3-digit number that replaces the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to make it easier for people to receive assistance during a mental health crisis.
The previous 10-digit number has answered tens of millions of calls and saved countless lives. Now 988 will be the same trusted resource for those who are dealing with suicidal thoughts, substance abuse or other mental health challenges. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need immediate crisis support. Cont.