On August 14, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recommended designating "988" as the three-digit dialing code to be used for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The goal of the hotline is to make it easier for Americans in crisis to access potentially life-saving resources. The recommendation was proposed in the "Report on the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018," by the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau Office of Economics and Analysis. On August 14th, 2018 Congress passed H.R.2345 - National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018. This bill mandated that the . . .