The IDHS Division of Mental Health is pleased to provide a new resource!

Illinois 988 Myth Busters

While most information online and in the news has shared the helpful and life-saving aspects of 988,  there has also been some incorrect information being shared. Attached is an Illinois fact sheet with some of the myths that have been circulating on social media about 988, along with correct information.

For more information about 988 resources, please visit: IDHS: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (

To learn more about Illinois’ 988 planning activities and meetings visit: IDHS: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Planning Page (

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