988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline


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What you need to know

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​988 is a national effort, organized at the state level to meet the growing need for crisis intervention and save lives. In July 2022, 988 became the national three-digit dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.​

In Crisis?  Call 1-800-273-TALK
In Crisis? 
Call 988

When you've got a medical emergency, you may call your doctor on-call, or go to a clinic, urgent care, or an emergency room. You may call the police, fire department or ambulance/rescue emergency, you may call 911.

When you have a mental health or substance use emergency, many do not know who to call. You may call your doctor on-call for advice, you may call the police not knowing who else to call, you may go to an emergency room, you may call the Nebraska Family Helpline, you may call 911……but NOW you can call 988.

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​Information and Resources


988 Videos

The above video is a public service announcement being distributed across Nebraska about a new suicide prevention lifeline changing to a new, three-digit number, 988, on July 16th, 2022. Please share!

Watch our video to learn what options you have when calling the Lifeline. If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is here to help. There is hope. You are not alone.

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988 Fact Sheet - SPANISH.pdf988 Fact Sheet - SPANISH8/9/2023 4:22 PM
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988 Flyer - Man.pdf988 Flyer - Man8/10/2023 8:12 AM
988 Flyer - Woman.pdf988 Flyer - Woman8/10/2023 8:12 AM
988 Goals-Actions-Final.pdf988 Goals-Actions-Final8/10/2023 8:13 AM
988 Nebraska Manual.pdf988 Nebraska Manual5/31/2024 10:35 AM
988 Planning Grant Progress 081221.pdf988 Planning Grant Progress 08122110/5/2023 3:27 PM
988.Goals.Actions.Final 110321.pdf988.Goals.Actions.Final 11032111/30/2021 10:34 AM
988-Call-Center-Cost-Considerations.pdf988-Call-Center-Cost-Considerations10/5/2023 3:27 PM
988-Desired-Outcomes-Metrics.pdf988-Desired-Outcomes-Metrics8/10/2023 10:50 AM
988-Message-for-Messengers.pdf988-Message-for-Messengers10/5/2023 3:27 PM
988-Overview.pdf988-Overview10/5/2023 3:27 PM
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988-psa-30-second-script.pdf988-psa-30-second-script10/5/2023 3:27 PM
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988-psa-60-second-script-spanish.pdf988-psa-60-second-script-spanish10/5/2023 3:27 PM
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After a Suicide - A Toolkit for Schools 2nd Edition.pdfAfter a Suicide - A Toolkit for Schools 2nd Edition6/15/2022 2:39 PM
Data Workgroup Report5.10.2022.pdfData Workgroup Report5.10.20226/22/2022 1:36 PM
Five Year Suicide Awareness Plan.pdfFive Year Suicide Awareness Plan3/31/2021 1:06 PM
Marketing Workgroup Report5.10.22 (2).pdfMarketing Workgroup Report5.10.22 (2)6/22/2022 1:36 PM
Means Restriction Brochure - English.pdfMeans Restriction Brochure - English3/31/2021 1:06 PM
Means Restriction Brochure - Spanish.pdfMeans Restriction Brochure - Spanish3/31/2021 1:06 PM

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Michelle Nunemaker
Department of Health & Human Services
Phone Number
(402) 471-7790
Fax Number
(402) 742-8314
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026