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FCC approves 9-8-8 as new three-digit suicide prevention hotline in U.S.

Dec 12, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

When the months-long process of implementation is completed, U.S. residents will be able to call 988 for help in a mental health emergency, just as 911 connects people in need to first-responders for other emergencies. A three-digit suicide prevention hotline number will soon make seeking emergency mental health help more like calling 911, federal regulators announced Thursday.

When the months-long process is completed, U.S. residents will be able to call 988 for help in a mental hea...