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3-digit emergency suicide hotline bill officially passes Congress

3-digit emergency suicide hotline bill officially passes Congress

Amidst the dozen or so federal-level omnishambles happening right now, Congress actually did something fantastic on Monday.

The one thing everyone in Washington D.C. can agree on, it seems, is that helping people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts is a Good Thing. The bill to establish a national three-digit suicide emergency hotline passed the House of Representatives unanimously on Monday, four months after passing the Senate and nine months after the FCC approved the number. When the hotline activates sometime in 2022, after a two-year phase-in period, anyone will be able to dial 988 if they’re in a mental health emergency. Read more…

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