One year after the launch of 988, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline has received
millions of combined calls, texts, and chats, a substantial increase from the year before. The easy-to-remember number steers callers to counseling and other resources.
Although the federal government helped implement 988, ongoing funding relies heavily on local and state money. Six states have enacted legislation to fund crisis services through telecom fees, including California, Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada, Virginia and Washington state, while others are pursuing such fees.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation