A new national suicide prevention hotline – 988 – will debut on July 16th, making it easier for people in mental distress to reach out for help.
San Diego is covered by the new program.
After the launch, people can call or text the number, and be routed to counselors of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The workers are trained to listen, provide support, and connect callers to resources.
The hotline can also aid family and friends of someone who may be considering suicide.
More information Here.