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Action & Outreach Spotlight: National Suicide Prevention Hotline is Getting Its Own 3-Digit Number in the US. See related news here

| August 26, 2019
Action & Outreach Spotlight: National Suicide Prevention Hotline is Getting Its Own 3-Digit Number in the US. See related news here

Calling a suicide prevention hotline will soon be as simple as dialing 911.

Earlier this week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) submitted a report to Congress describing the best possible method of implementing a 3-digit phone number for the federally-funded National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

The 138-page report recommends that Congress designate 988 as the new dialing code to be used for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline, which “would likely make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources.”

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