Redding Police Department is alerting residents to a new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline can be more easily reached by calling or texting 988 or online at 988lifeline.org. It serves as a universal entry point so that anyone in the U.S. can easily access 24/7 emotional support. Trained crisis counselors can help callers through whatever mental health challenges are being experienced. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Communications Commission, and other suicide prevention and mental health partners in the field worked together to get this up and running.