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What You Need to Know

July 2023 marks the one-year anniversary of 988. A year prior, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) officially transitioned to an easy-to-remember, 3-digit number (988) across the U.S. Options for texting and online chat are also rapidly expanding.

Delaware successfully transitioned to 988 in 2022, with 24/7/365 coverage across all three counties. During the first year, Delaware received 5,374 calls seeking mental health and suicidal crisis support or resources. Of those, 3,937 (73%) were answered in state while 854 (16%) were redirected to a national backup center. In addition, 50 calls to 988 required an activation of 911, and 34 calls involved a suicide attempt in progress.

Other existing behavioral health crisis lines and mobile response in Delaware continue to operate: