Starting July 16, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number will be 988. This will allow for an easier number to remember and use for those seeking help or support, just like using 911. Suicide and suicidal thoughts are a major public health crisis that can affect anyone, and this number can help save lives. This is a free service that is available 24/7. While this can be a hard topic, it is important to know your resources for if you or a loved one might be having these thoughts.