As of July 16, 2022, anyone in mental health distress can call 988, send a text to 988, or use the online chat function on to connect with a counselor through what will be known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Wisconsinites who use 988 will connect with an in-state service that we fund known as the Wisconsin Lifeline.

You may have questions about this new and easy way to access mental health support.

Although 988 is not yet being publicly promoted, we are encouraging all people involved in providing mental health resources (counselors, medical professionals, schools, etc.) to learn about 988 on our website. This webpage will be updated frequently with information regarding the implementation of 988 in Wisconsin.

For more information about the implementation of 988 in Wisconsin, please contact Caroline Crehan Neumann.