CitizenVectron Posted August 16, 2019 Share Posted August 16, 2019 https://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/suicide-prevention-hotline-three-digit-phone-number?fbclid=IwAR32KFGroOJHLq0or3PsZbOtnEqdeuTm2foEDQz-bPGCyQB142x-mNgWigs Quote It should soon be easier to call a suicide prevention hotline. The Federal Communications Commission plans to move forward with establishing a three-digit number for the federally-backed hotline. Thursday’s announcement from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai signals the culmination of one of the final legislative priorities of former Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin G. Hatch of Utah. Pai said that he intends to follow a staff recommendation for establishing a three-digit dialing code, likely to be 9-8-8, to reach the network of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, currently 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). That program is funded through the Health and Human Services Department. A good idea. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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