FSSA Announces Progress in Making Indiana 988 Go-To Resource for Hoosiers in Crisis

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has achieved a sustained in-state answer rate of more than 90% a year after the launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline in Indiana.

As part of National Suicide Prevention Month, FSSA is launching a public awareness campaign to educate and encourage those experiencing a crisis to call the lifeline.

988 is a free, confidential resource available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing callers a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress – whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis or any other kind of emotional distress.

People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.