In this Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans. Quick help for suicidal thoughts and other mental health emergencies may soon be as easy as 9-8-8. The United States’ first nationwide three-digit mental health crisis hotline goes live on Saturday, July 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

New Nat’l Suicide Prevention Lifeline starting July 16th

A new suicide prevention lifeline is launching nationwide. Starting Saturday, the code 988 will be available for call or text as the suicide prevention and mental health crisis lifeline. The line will remain open around the clock and anyone who wants to talk about their struggles can speak to a trained counselor.