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Remember this number: 988!
Posted 9/29/22

988 with Newton Schools logo in bottom rightSeptember is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. We'd like to share some information about the three-digit number to call or text for 24/7 crisis care: 988.

988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:

-Thoughts of suicide
-Mental health or substance use crisis, or
-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.

Thank you to the Newton High School Counseling Department for compiling and sharing their many resources here: