FCC Approves New Number For National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Jul 17, 2020

The FCC has voted to create a three digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The number, 9-8-8 is designed to make it easier for people to remember and reach the hotline during a mental health crisis. Telephone providers will work to establish the new number over the next two years.

In the meantime, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline will continue to operate at the current number, 1-800-273-8255.