Ohioans experiencing suicidal crisis, mental health or addiction-related distress can now call 988, an easy-to-remember three-digit number to access free, 24/7, confidential support for themselves or loved ones.
The Lifeline provides live crisis phone services in English and Spanish and uses Language Line Solutions to provide translation services in over 250 additional languages for people who call 988. The 988 dialing code will also be available nationwide for text or chat (English only).
Additionally, text resources are also available that will connect you to a trained Crisis Counselor within 5 minutes. The Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices.
To access this resource, text the keyword “4hope” to 741741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor within 5 minutes.
Data usage while texting Crisis Text Line is free and the number will not appear on a phone bill with the mobile service carrier. People of all ages can use Crisis Text Line.