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Infographic: 988 Crisis Hotline

A newly created three-digit number to call to access a network of local and state-funded crisis centers.

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What Does 988 Offer?

988 provides compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health related distress, including suicidal thoughts, a mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.

People can call 988 if they are worried about a person who may need crisis support. This is important for employers who may need to offer crisis support to an employee in need.

Fast Facts

  • 86% of adults believe that when someone is in a mental health or suicide crisis, they should receive a mental health response—not a police response.1
  • $5.6 billion is the total cost of the 10.7 million visits to the ER in 2017 attributed to mental health and substance use disorders.2
  • 88% agree that society would be improved if everyone who needed mental health care was able to access it.3

Additional Resources

The crisis lines below are also available 24/7 for those in need:

Learn more with the following resources from other mental health organizations:


  1. National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
  2. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  3. NAMI

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