Dial 988 for Mental Health Emergencies

Written on 07/19/2022
Mien Patrick Mombo

Friends of Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson

Residents can now dial 988 for Mental Health Emergencies, which will provide a lifeline for people experiencing distress. Someone dialing 988 can speak with a mental health professional who will conduct a basic assessment.

If additional care is needed as a result of that assessment, a local mobile response team will be dispatched.
Live chat with support staff is also available at https://988lifeline.org/