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    Fcc Suggests '988' As New Suicide
    Prevention Hotline


    Quote:WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

    The current phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. The 10-digit number received over 2 million calls in 2018, the FCC said.

    A division of the FCC sent a report to Congress on Wednesday recommending the change to a shorter number because it “would likely make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources.”
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    #2
    That's an idea that makes sense. A number you don't need to remember in case it's needed...
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    (08-18-2019, 08:55 PM)LZA Wrote:  A number you don't need to remember

    Ummm...you still need to remember it. Tongue

    Seriously though, not a bad idea. Is it bad that I am wracking my brain for a pun...Angel
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    the fcc's expertise at making people wish for their own demise in unrivaled.

    the 988 number is probably just for quality assurance purposes.

    "Yeah. I understand the mechanics of it, shithead. I just don't understand how this is any less retarded than what I'm suggesting." - Kiley; Housebound.
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