FCC Gives Go-Ahead for 3-Digit Suicide Hotline
The FCC has approved a proposal to designate a 3-digit suicide helpline, according to ABC7.
The current number, 800-273-8255 (TALK), in my opinion, might be too difficult a number to remember for someone who is in need of help.
The "988" suicide helpline proposal might just help save lives as it will make it easier and quicker for those who are struggling to reach someone who can help.
The plan is to have the new 3-digit number connect to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network, which fielded over 2 million calls last year.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide or in need of help, please call 200-273-8255, or reach out to a mental health professional.