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Posted on: May 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is Here to Help

A graphic to promote the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, which is available 24/7.

Each year, one in five Americans will experience mental illness. Mental health is public health. Prevention, early detection, and treatment of mental health conditions can lead to improved physical and community health.

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline offers 24/7 call, text, and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

Too many people are experiencing a suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress without the support and care they need. 

DuPage County Health Department staffs highly trained counselors who provide free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress 24/7.

There is hope. The 988 Lifeline helps thousands of struggling people overcome suicidal crisis or mental-health-related distress every day.

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