Support 9-8-8 as National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Federal Communications Commission has voted unanimously to designate 9-8-8 as the three-digit dialing code for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system. They are allowing concerned citizens, mental health professionals, and crisis service representatives to comment on this critical issue until Friday, February 14. We encourage you to use the information below to voice your support.


  1. Download this template comment letter outlining the reasons our nation needs an easy-to-remember dialing code for behavioral health crisis services.

  2. Personalize your comments with information about your community, organization, or personal experiences with suicide prevention and behavioral health crisis services and systems.

  3. Submit your finalized comments on the FCC Website using this URL: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings and noting the proceeding filing as 18-336. (You don't have to fill in all the boxes.)


More information is at this link.