988 Mental Health Hotline Launches

988 Mental Health Hotline Launches

Friday, July 15, 2022

As of July 16, Hoosiers in need of mental health help can dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.

The number aims to improve access to mental health care. If you or a loved one is experiencing mental health-related distress, such as thoughts of suicide, dialing 988 will connect callers to a trained counselor who will listen, provide support and share helpful resources.

Indiana currently has three crisis call centers in Gary, Muncie and Lafayette. In addition, Mental Health America of Indiana in Indianapolis and RemedyLIVE in Fort Wayne are both in the process of becoming 988 centers.

Investing in a broader crisis response system will benefit all Hoosiers by providing greater access to professionals who can connect individuals to proper resources and safe places to go for help.

For more information about the 988 hotline, click here.

If you or someone you know is suffering from thoughts of suicide and seeking support, click here to find a map of local mental health resources in Indiana.