What happens when I text 9-8-8?

Learn about what happens when you text 988.

When you text 9-8-8, you will first of all see some automated messages before you connect to the live text service. You will be asked if you want to text in English or French, and will be sent a link to find out more about using the service, including about confidentiality. You will reach a responder who will listen and provide support. If you need to wait for a short time, please stay with us – we will answer your text.

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Updated on Thu, 30 Nov 2023 by Sean Otway

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