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Gianforte Introduces Bipartisan Bill Creating National Suicide Hotline

 

August 28, 2019



Background:

The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act follows legislation calling for a study to determine the best three-digit dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The FCC released its report last week recommending “9-8-8” as the best three-digit dialing code for the lifeline. The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act assigns the FCC’s recommended number as the easy three-digit dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

This legislation authorizes states to collect a fee limited to supporting local crisis call centers that are affiliated...



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