On Saturday, July 16 the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline will be a different number to call, it is similar to 911 but is 988. Please prepare to use the new number and share it with others who need assistance; however, there are some challenges with implementing the new number for states.
New Jersey https://www.njspotlightnews.org/2022/06/nj-rolls-out-new-suicide-crisis-prevention-hotline-number-988-extra-resources/
NJ Department of Human Services, Divison of Mental Health and Addiction Services website https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/initiatives/988/
Here is a presentation about using the 988 number. Please review NJ 988 Presentation – QPM 6-9-22 (final)
Social media tool kit 988toolkit_v1
Please create and use the safety plan with your support system when you’re having unpleasant thoughts baf4f5_890140bf38d9413b841b51b84f01a8e8
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
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If you need suicide or mental health-related crisis support or are worried about someone else, please call or text 1-800-273-8255 or visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s chat to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
For additional information about the Lifeline https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/988?utm_source=SAMHSA&utm_campaign=3340380592-SAMHSA_Headlines_2022_07_07_1601327&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ee1c4b138c-3340380592-168101909Lifeline