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Crisis Connections expertly trained staff respond to 988 calls in King County, 24/7. They help people who are experiencing mental-health related distress. 

Mental health-related distress could be:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Mental health or substance use crisis
  • Any other kind of emotional distress

People can call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis call specialists
can help.

You don’t have to be suicidal or in crisis to call the Lifeline.

People call to talk about lots of things: substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and loneliness. Here’s more about the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:

  • You are not alone in reaching out. In 2018, more than 2.2 million people called the Lifeline.
  • The Lifeline is funded and managed by SAMHSA. The Lifeline is a network of over 150 crisis centers nationwide.
  • Calls to the Lifeline are routed based on the caller's area code to the nearest crisis center for connections to local resources for help.
  • Crisis Connections receives calls for King County. 
  • Responders are trained crisis call specialists who have stopped over 90 percent of suicide attempts or ideation among callers.

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