Mental Health Crisis Hotline – Dial 988

On July 16, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Report & Order to designate 988 as the nationwide abbreviated dialing code to be used exclusively for access to the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system.

The Commission believes this designation will help increase the effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts, ease access to crisis services, reduce the stigma surrounding suicide and mental health conditions, and ultimately save lives.