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988 National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Launches Saturday, July 16


The 988 National Suicide and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline launches nationally and in Ohio on July 16, 2022. From that day forward, Ohioans can call 988 for any behavioral health crisis. While national and statewide 988 public awareness campaigns will not begin until 2023, as local public-serving organizations and community agencies consider opportunities to educate their residents about the 988 service, key messages can include:

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and US Department of Health & Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have made resources available to help communities and stakeholders share information about 988. More information can be found at:

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