9-8-8 … An Important Number
If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, help is available! The federal government has established a three digit number that will connect you to a mental health professional. Just like 9-1-1 enables us to access law enforcement, the fire department, or emergency medical services, 9-8-8 is an easy to remember number that will connect you to the National Suicide Hotline, a hotline to assist people, wherever they are in the U.S., with emergency mental health services. Remember this number and reach out for help if you are experiencing a mental health crisis!