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What is ?

The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) is a nationally recognized dialing code to connect persons in need to immediate support.

When you or someone you know needs support through a crisis, hope has a number: .

You can call, text or chat the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at to connect immediately with a caring and trained crisis counselor, available for free, confidential support.

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Who is for?

Connect with if you or someone you know needs immediate assistance dealing with emotional distress, a mental health or substance use crisis, thoughts of suicide or just want to talk.

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When to call

Dial for urgent public safety issues and if you are experiencing a medical emergency, have taken an overdose or have harmed yourself in any way.

How do you use ?



Dial on your phone or mobile device, and a brief message greets you as the Lifeline routes your call. Once connected, an empathetic, trained crisis counselor will listen, understand and help you navigate your crisis.

Options are available: Press 1 for veteran support | Press 2 for Spanish | Press 3 for LGBTQ+ services.

Deaf/hard of hearing ASL users, call videophone.



Text "9 8 8" on your mobile device. Your text reaches the network of Lifeline crisis centers to connect you with a counselor. The counselor responds to understand your needs, provide support and resources to help. Options are available in both English and Spanish.



Complete a brief pre-chat survey to allow a crisis counselor to understand your areas of concern, provide you with assistance and resources.

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Warning signs: what to look for

Risks of suicide can stem from many factors, such as mental illness, substance misuse, painful losses, exposure to violence and social isolation. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased.

Suicide warning signs in adults include:

Talking about or making plans for suicide.

Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.

Talking about being a burden to others.

Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.

Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.

Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.

Sleeping too little or too much.

Withdrawing or feeling isolated.

Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.

Displaying extreme mood swings.

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Additional Important Numbers

Delaware hope line

Access peer counseling and support for addiction, emotional distress and mental fatigue .

Crisis intervention

Call for emergencies, in-person responses and urgent behavioral health situations.
Northern Delaware: 1-800-652-2929Southern Delaware: 1-800-345-6785

Youth crisis support

For children experiencing a behavioral health crisis, call for Mobile Response Stabilization Services.

When life feels overwhelming, Hope is Here.