In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to be operated through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 988 is a first step towards a transformed crisis care system in America.
The Data
In 2020, the U.S. had one death by suicide every 11 minutes. Suicide is a leading cause of death for people aged 10-34 years.
The Lifeline
There is hope. Providing 24/7, free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress works. The Lifeline helps thousands of people overcome crisis situations every day.
The Wrightsville Beach Foundation is committed to providing awareness and resources to support healthy mental health.
A new effort is in full force at Wrightsville Beach to bring awareness to suicide prevention in the community.
Green signs with 988 on them, the number for the suicide prevention lifeline, have been placed around the area. The Wrightsville Beach Foundation. the group behind putting the signs up, hopes the signs can make a difference.

Learn more about the Wrightsville Beach 988 sign initiative.