Beginning July 16, 2022, you can call, text, or chat 988 to be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). It will be confidential, free, and available 24/7/365.
Services will be available in Spanish, along with interpretation services in over 250 languages. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and TTY users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.
What is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL)?
NSPL is a national network of over 180 local, independent, and state-funded crisis centers. They are equipped to respond and help people in emotional distress or experiencing thoughts of suicide.
You can dial 988 if you are having:
- Thoughts of suicide.
- Mental health crises.
- Substance use crises.
- Any other kind of emotional distress.
You can also dial 988 if you are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
Calls, texts, and chats to 988 are redirected to Washington's three National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) crisis centers. The three crisis centers are:
- Volunteers of America Western Washington
- Frontier Behavioral Health
- Crisis Connections