CenterPointe (, in their effort to serve individuals with mental health issues, is spreading the word that the National Suicide Hotline has been changed to 988. This simple three-digit dialing code has been designated as the new number to route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This dialing code became available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16. This change is predicted to bring in a significant amount of calls and texts to a system specifically designed to provide care as fast and effectively as possible in every area. The new number has also allowed for an increased awareness of the importance and urgency of mental health.

If you are in need of mental-health or substance-abuse services or know somebody who is, CenterPointe’s crisis line will continue to have local 24/7 service at (402) 475-6695 and walk-in services available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for youths, adults, and families. The quick-fix you might think is the only way out—suicide, drug use, or something else—will only make it worse. Anyone can experience a crisis. You are not alone.

CenterPointe provides treatment, rehabilitation, housing, and crisis services. Their goal is to address mental-health and addiction-recovery needs. The individuals they serve are nearly all low or no income. For more information, visit