988: A Direct Link for Suicide Prevention
and Crisis Support
Starting on July 16, 2022, people who call, text, or chat with 988 in Pennsylvania will be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The existing Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will remain available.
988 can be used by anyone, any time, at no cost. Trained crisis response professionals can support individuals considering suicide, self-harm, or any behavioral or mental health need for themselves or people looking for help for a loved one experiencing a mental health crisis. Lifeline services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at no cost to the caller.
SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) - 988 Information
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Learn more about 988 Lifeline
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - 988 Factsheet