FCC Approves 988 Number As National Suicide Prevention Line

Thursday, July 16th 2020, 9:32 pm
By: News On 6

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to make 988 the new national Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

This comes after a bipartisan push from lawmakers, including Oklahoma Representative Tom Cole.

It will take time to activate the number, but it should be active by July of 2022.