988 Hotline: Spanish Text and Chat Service

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its 988 Lifeline partners introduced Spanish text and chat services, along with specialized support for LGBTQI+ youth and young adults, one year after launching the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

This initiative, which is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s comprehensive mental health strategy, has received almost $1 billion in funding and has successfully handled nearly 5 million contacts in its first year, providing vital assistance to millions of people in crisis.