988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.
988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:
- Thoughts of suicide
- Mental health or substance use crisis, or
- Any other kind of emotional distress
People can call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.
Additionally, the Pepperdine Counseling Center stands ready to support students with both individual and group appointments. Mental health appointments, outreach programs, and psycho-educational workshops are available through the Counseling Center. Call 310.506.4210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Crisis support is available 24/7 by calling the Counseling Center at 310.506.4210. An on-call counselor will respond to you for crisis consultation.