You may have heard about the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline. It was rolled out in July 2022 across the country and here in Connecticut. The goal is to provide a simple and easy to remember phone number in hopes of providing a lifeline to those going through a difficult time. Here in Connecticut the 988 number gets forwarded to 211 and all calls will be answered by a trained professional. The former hotline (800 number) and 211 will remain active so people can continue to call those numbers if they are not familiar with the new hotline.