Starting today, dialing 988 is another, simpler way to access the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. The previous 10-digit number (1-800-273-8255) will still get people to the resources they need, but the hope of having 988 as the 3-digit dialing code is that more people will be able to reach services.
Arukah is prepared to assist in the mobile response to these calls, should our services be needed. 988 can be called or texted by anyone that is experiencing thoughts of suicide, substance misuse, or any kind of emotional/mental health distress. Free, confidential support is available from trained counselors 24/7/365.