Forget 911, there’s a new kid out there. 988 is the coming National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We’ve mentioned this earlier, but it’s now final as of this week. 988 will be expressed out by July, and will include calls and text messages. This is big towards stopping people from making that final decision. I’m 100% in favor or this, and it’s a decision that just plain makes sense.
The move is meant to help 988 become the three-digit number to use for mental health crises.