Presbyterian | Your Story | Centennial Care | Winter 2022

4 Help is on the line If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, there’s now a simple way to get help: Call, text, or chat 988. Dialing 988 will reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) from anywhere in the U.S. The Lifeline connects people to trained counselors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is free and confidential. The Lifeline’s previous number, 1-800-273-8255, will continue to be available. And you can chat online at Call for yourself — or a friend Help lines connect you with a live, caring person. When you call 988, you’ll talk to a trained crisis counselor near your area code. Counselors will listen and ask questions. They won’t judge. Instead, they will offer advice and ways to keep you safe. They can also help you get immediate assistance if needed. When you call or text 988, you will be connected to a counselor who will help you through any emotional crisis. If you need more resources, they will help find or direct you to those resources. If needed, 911 or other emergency services can be called upon. 988 will also have translation services for non-English speakers and options for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Lifeline is also for people who worry that a family member or friend is thinking about taking their own life. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, family and friends are often the first to notice the signs that someone is thinking about suicide. SafeLink Affordable Connectivity Program It can be hard to stay connected to those around you. The federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) works to help eligible members across the country stay connected. Through SafeLink Wireless, eligible members have access to: ● A smartphone ● Unlimited talk and text ● 25 GB of data and 5 GB of hotspot Centennial Care members automatically qualify at no additional cost. Apply today at or call 1-800-SafeLink (1-800-723-3546). If you or someone you love is talking about death or suicide and/or is feeling hopeless — find help right away. This may mean going to the nearest emergency department. New Mexico Crisis & Access Line, available 24/7: 1-855-662-7474 Peer to Peer Warm Line Available for non-crisis calls: 1-855-466-7100 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, available 24/7: 988 or 1-800-273-8255