The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is now available.
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides care and support to people experiencing stressful situations—whether that is thoughts of suicide, a mental health concern or a substance use issue. It is a free and confidential service that is available 24/7.
People of all ages who need help for themselves or a loved one can access the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by:
- Calling 988 (available in multiple languages)
- Sending a text message to 988 (English only)
- Using the chat feature at 988lifeline.org (English only)
Wisconsinites who use the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline will connect with an in-state service known as the Wisconsin Lifeline. The person contacting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is connected with a trained counselor who takes note of the person’s needs, understands how the person’s problem is affecting them, provides support and, if needed, gets the person additional help.
Visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website for more information.
Marquette students can also call the university’s Counseling Center at 414-288-7172 to reach a counselor. The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of Holthusen Hall. On weekdays after 4:30 p.m., or on weekends and holidays, call the Marquette University Police Department at 414-288-6800 and request to speak with the on-call counselor.