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FCC Designates ‘988’ As 3-Digit Number For National Suicide Prevention Hotline

| July 21, 2020
FCC Designates ‘988’ As 3-Digit Number For National Suicide Prevention Hotline

During the transition to 988, Americans who need help should continue to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted rules to establish 988 as the new, nationwide, 3-digit phone number for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors. The rules require all phone service providers to direct all 988 calls to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by July 16, 2022.

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