This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program links to information on the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and its launching of the new three-digit 988 dialing code, and lists upcoming conferences.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
988 Three-Digit Dialing Code Goes Live on July 16th

The new 988 three-digit dialing code for the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is going live on July 16th. "The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 200 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices."

In addition, the Lifeline's website includes information and resources on getting help and getting involved, resources for learning and for providers and professionals, and promotional resources to help spread awareness and promote prevention.
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program