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Man in corn field gaze to the sky. 988 Crisis Lifeline.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 00:00

On July 16, 2022, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) transitioned from a 10-digit phone number to an easy-to-remember 988 number. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline offers 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support.

People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. For more information visit If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat



South Mississippi State Hospital
823 Highway 589
Purvis, Mississippi 39475
Phone: 601-794-0100
Fax: 601-794-0210