National Suicide Prevention Hotline Phone Number Transitions to 988

Posted on 10-22-2022

 National Suicide Prevention Hotline phone number transitioned to 988, operating similarly to the existing 911. The new 988 number accepts phone calls, texts and online chats 24/7 from anyone needing behavioral health crisis support or anyone who is concerned about a loved one. Below is additional information provided by Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS).

What you can do to prepare


Call 988 or continue to call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline when you or your loved ones experience suicidal crises.

Continue to use existing crisis hotline services as additional resources, especially if an in-person response is needed.

. Adult Crisis Hotline:

. 1-800-652-2929 (Northern DE)

. 1-800-345-6785 (Southern DE

Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-969-HELP (4357)

mediate danger, call 911.

More information can be found by clicking here as well.