988 Hotline Designation for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis

On July 16, 2020 the FCC accepted a 3 digit dialing code (988) for use as the brand new Nationwide Suicide Prevention and Psychological Well being Disaster hotline. The brand new hotline will likely be accessible beginning July 16, 2022. Calls to 988 will attain the present Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline accessible by calling 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273 -TALK).

So as to have the ability to activate the brand new 988 brief dialing code, space codes (numbering plan areas) utilizing each 7 digit dialing and 988 as a central workplace code are required to transition to 10 digit dialing by July 16, 2022.

See this official document for a detailed history of the Implementation of the National Suicide Hotline (PDF doc).