988 is a three-digit, nationwide phone number that connects directly to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. This line is formerly known as a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Veterans can press “1” after dialing 988 to connect directly to the Veterans Crisis Lifeline which serves our nation’s Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them. People can also text 988 for support. Veterans should continue to text the Veterans Crisis Lifeline short code: 838255.