New 9-8-8 phone number will help people in a mental health crisis

A new three-digit number will be available for people to call when if they’re in a mental health crisis.

988 is the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number to call for mental health crisis. It launches on July 16.

It’s similar to how people can call for medical emergencies, but some are concerned about having response teams ready.

Learn about why by watching the video.