988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

By SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health

Our hotline helps prevent suicide by giving free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you and loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Logo.
This is an ongoing program.
Every day.
All day

The 988 Lifeline is available 24/7.

All ages.


988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Chat with the Lifeline

You can also chat with 988lifeline.org/chat

No application or registration needed.



The program serves people at their homes or wherever it is needed or online.

  • In-person only.

Additional information

The 988 Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

You can Chat with 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline on our webpage.