There is now a 3-digit phone number for mental health crisis: 988

Published On: July 15, 2022

Suicide is a major public health concern, and is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Together we can help prevent suicide. If you or a loved one are having a mental health emergency you can call 988 to receive emergency mental health help. 

The emergency hotline for mental health crises will go live in the U.S. on July 16, 2022. Callers will be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, where trained counselors will listen, provide support and offer resources.

We also provide resources to help with mental health before it becomes an emergency. MLBF offers expansive free support programs, including addiction treatment, health coaching, financial planning, maternity management, and more. 

If you find yourself struggling, our 24/7 Telehealth services are always available to members in need of help. Through the Telehealth program, you can talk with someone about everyday stress and anxiety, consult a physician for minor medical or emotional health concerns, and more. The Laborers’ Support Network and LEAN recovery specialists are also available to members. 

To learn more go to the health and welfare section of the MLBF website and click here to learn more about the suicide prevention hotline.