FCC Proposes '988' As Suicide Hotline Number

Educational and Creative composition with the message Stop Suicide

The FCC wants to change the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to an easy-to-remember 3-digit number similar to 911.

On Thursday, FCC recommended to Congress that '988' replace the current 10-digit number of 1-800-273-8255.

The agency said the change "would likely make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources".

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