In 2020 Congress designated 988, as the designated number for Mental Health. As a part of the federal government’s commitment to addressing the mental health crisis in America, unprecedented federal resources have been invested to scale up crisis centers in support of 988. In 2021 Michigan Department of Health and Human Service contracted with Common Ground to begin accepting 988 calls throughout the state of Michigan. The 988 dialing code operates through what was formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Common Ground is a 24-hour crisis services agency dedicated to helping youths, adults, and families in crisis.
988 offers free, confidential 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:
- Thoughts of suicide
- Mental health or substance use crisis, or
- Any other kind of emotion distress
People can call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. 988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support, resources and follow up to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a national network of over 200 local, independent crisis centers equipped to help people in mental health-related distress or experiencing a suicidal crisis via call, chat, or text. The 988 Lifeline provides free and confidential support and resources to people in suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the U.S.
The Lifeline provides free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the U.S.
If you or someone you know is struggling or needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org – You are not alone.