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State of Ohio Ready for Transition to New, Nationwide 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

July 26, 2022

July 13, 2022 from Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services

(COLUMBUS, OH) -- Following 18 months of careful preparation, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is pleased to announce that Ohioans experiencing suicidal crisis, mental health or addiction-related distress will soon be able to call 988, an easy-to-remember three-digit number to access free, 24/7, confidential support for themselves or loved ones. The nationwide 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline goes live on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Read more about it at: State of Ohio Ready to Transition to New Nationwide.