The FCC Has Approved a Plan for a 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Similar to 911
We all know that in case of emergency, you dial 911. But what if there were a 3-digit number to dial in the event of a mental health emergency? Similar to 911, a 3-digit suicide prevention number could be moving forward thanks to an approval by the FCC. While you won't be able to dial 988 just yet, eventually those 3 numbers will help save lives, connecting those in need with suicide prevention services across the country. This is a major move toward recognizing the importance of mental health and ending the stigma associated with it.