Jennifer Battle, our Vice President for Access & Community Engagement, recently spoke with The New York Times about the impact of the 988 Su***de & Crisis Lifeline. The Harris Center’s Crisis Line Counselors answer over 40% of Texas’ 988 call volume, which amounts to thousands of calls per month. Since the Lifeline changed to the 988 number, more people than ever before have reached out when they need support, thanks to increased awareness and ease of communication. We are so proud to have Jennifer and all the Crisis Line Counselors on our team as they transform and save lives every day.
If you need support, you can call the 988 Lifeline or The Harris Center’s local access line at 713-970-7000. Counselors are available 24/7, so you never have to feel alone.
Switching from a 10-digit number has improved the reach of the National Su***de and Crisis Lifeline, crisis workers said. It has fielded over two million inquiries since it opened six months ago.