suicide lifeline

988 Suicide and Mental Health Lifeline Launches Saturday

Starting July 16- when people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Launching Saturday, a new three digit suicide and crisis lifeline will be available for callers nationwide. By dialing 9-8-8, instead of the previously used ten digit number, free and confidential support will be provided for anyone in distress or experiencing a crisis, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Officials say when people call, text,…