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FCC suggests '988' as new suicide prevention hotline

Reuters Thursday, 15 August 2019
U.S. Federal Communications Commission staffers recommended the agency designate "988" as a new phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in place of the current 10-digit number, the FCC said on Thursday.
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The FCC says a shorter phone number &quot;would likely make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources.&quot;

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