This is Suicide Prevention Month and IDHS Reminds That Help Is Available Through The 988 Hotline

This is Suicide Prevention Month, and the Illinois Department of Human Services is reminding those struggling about an important resource.

D-H-S spokesperson Patrick Laughlin says the 9-8-8 suicide and crisis lifeline helps to save lives by providing support to anyone feeling suicidal or battling P-T-S-D, self-harm and more.

Callers will be directed to local resources if appropriate.

If you or someone you know is in emotional distress, call, or text 9-8-8 or visit: 988 lifeline dot org to chat online.