FCC votes to include texting in upcoming suicide prevention lifeline, 988

Published On: November 18th, 2021

ABC News, November 18, 2021

With the pandemic exacerbating the nation’s mental health crisis, the Federal Communications Commission voted to expand a forthcoming 988 suicide lifeline to include an option to text the hotline, in addition to making a phone call.

Experts argue that for people experiencing mental health distress, the easier it is to reach the suicide prevention lifeline, the better. And many people prefer to text rather than call…Read more

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