988 Short Number for Suicide Prevention Hotline – A short number has been proposed for the Suicide Prevent Hotline. It is similar to others like 911 for Emergency calls, 311 for City Calls and 511 Highway Info. #988
This short number could also increase the number of calls to the call center. This idea was proposed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
This short number will be the Suicide Prevent Lifeline number. At this time of posting, there is no word on when or if this will pass.
The 10-digit number, shown below, received over 2 million calls in 2018, the FCC said.
If you are in crisis, please call the
or contact the Crisis Text Line
by texting TALK to 741741.
At the time of this being published the short code is not operational yet.