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Share 988 on September 8

On September 8, join with Mississippi individuals and groups to spread the word about 988. Hope is here for ourselves or someone we know.

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24/7 Help is Available for thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance abuse crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. Call or Text 988 or Chat on 988lifeline.org. 988 Logo, 9/8 Day logo, MS Department of Mental Health logo

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#988Day is a great day to remind you about 988, the new suicide lifeline. Call or text 988, or chat at 988lifeline.org for 24/7 access to trained counselors for help with thoughts of suicide or any kind of mental distress. Hope is here!

Don't wait. Call 988. On 9/8 #988Day, spread the word about 988, the new mental health crisis lifeline. Trained counselors are available 24/7 to connect you to help for any kind of mental or emotional distress.

Hope is here for Mississippians feeling mental or emotional distress. Call or text 988, or chat at 988 lifeliine.org for 24/7 confidential help from trained counselors. #988Day

Press Release

Spread the Word about 988 Day on September 8, 2022

Mississippi residents can help boost community health by participating in this statewide event

Mississippi — (September 8, 2022) — The Mississippi Department of Mental Health is inviting all residents and community organizations in the state to participate in promoting 988 on social media on September 8 using the hashtag #988Day.

This year, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline became the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. 988 serves as a universal point of access to call, text, or chat to get connected to a trained crisis counselor for yourself or someone you know who is experiencing mental distress.

“Every Mississippian can help the 988 effort by simply talking about the lifeline and mental health in everyday life. We all stand to benefit from talking more openly about our mental health and getting help when needed,” said Wendy Bailey, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.

Studies have shown that most callers are significantly more likely to feel less depressed, less suicidal, less overwhelmed, and more hopeful after speaking to a 988 Lifeline crisis counselor.

988 Day occurs during National Suicide Prevention Week, running this year from September 4 –10. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Individuals and organizations can learn more about 988 Day and download shareable graphics from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health Facebook page or hopeisherems.org.

Shatter the Silence

Shatter the Silence logo. Suicide: the secret you shouldn't keep.

Shatter the Silence is a campaign of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to encourage young people to talk through their feelings with friends and trusted adults, and to also encourage those friends to show their concern and support. By working together, we can help those in need to realize it’s OK to reach out for help.

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