FCC approves new three-digit number, 988, as US suicide prevention hotline

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It seems that suicide is on the rise and people have hard times remembering important phone numbers so the FCC has approved a new 3 digit number that calls the Suicide Prevention Hotline.

While mostly in the past people who committed suicide are mostly war veterans and people who did hardcore drugs. Now these days you got kids who can’t decide what gender they are or you just got people who can’t handle the simple things in life.

There are other things that could cause suicidal thoughts such as you just learned your spouse has cancer and only has a few days to live. Thinking about suicide cause you can’t bare the thought of still living after they pass away is a legit reason to call this hotline.

Working so hard on a project for your job and feeling underappreciated is another example of a reason to call the hotline. Certain CEO’s can be a dick for making someone work so hard on something and then never give them the proper credit they deserve.

These examples and many more i can see why there is a need of an easier way to call someone for help. While 911 is currently the most simple way using 988 as an alternative helps prevent unnecessary calls to 911 and you will actually have someone who is trained for the reason for the call to answer instead of being transferred to another person and/or waiting on the help.