December 12, 2019
Background: At an open Commission meeting today, the FCC approved an item that proposes to designate a new nationwide, three-digit phone number for a suicide prevention and mental health hotline.
The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, president and CEO, USTelecom:
“The creation of a three-digit national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline is an idea whose time has come. USTelecom stands ready to work across government, healthcare and community organizations everywhere on the various technical and network updates required to make this life-saving platform a reality.”