Call 1-800-273-8255 To Reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Today.
Veterans should Press 1 to be connected with the Veterans Crisis Line.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available today, providing suicide prevention and mental health crisis assistance at 1-800-273-8255 and through online chats. 988 is not a nationwide calling code right now.
The Veterans Crisis Line is available today, providing Veteran specific suicide prevention and crisis assistance at 1 800 273 8255 (Press 1), by texting 838255, and through online chats at veteranscrisisline.net.
The FCC has proposed establishing 988 as a new nationwide 3-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. FCC Chairman Pai has said he wants to move forward as quickly as possible, but before the FCC can adopt a final rule, it must first seek and consider public input on its proposals. We encourage all interested parties to file comments on the proposal in our online comment system in one of two ways: (1) by entering proceeding number "18-336" at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express; or (2) by clicking "+ Express" on the 18-336 proceeding page in ECFS. Additional information about the rulemaking process is available on the FCC's website.
If the FCC adopts final rules establishing a nationwide 3-digit phone number, its decision will provide details on how much time voice service providers will have to make changes to their networks needed to implement the new 3-digit code.
In the meantime, anyone in the United States experiencing a suicidal crisis or emotional distress should call 1-800-273-8255.