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US Implements 3-Digit Suicide HotlineWibbitz - News
US Implements 3-Digit Suicide Hotline . The Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) approved the 988 dial-code on Thursday. The hotline will provide mental health support and is intended to relieve some pressure off the 911 line. 988 has an echo of the 911 number we all know as an emergency number. We believe that this three-digit number dedicated for this purpose will help ease access to crisis services. , FCC chairman Ajit Pai, via statement. The FCC is requiring that all telephone providers implement the dial-code within 18 months.