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Tell Our Senators to Help Prevent Suicide

If you’re in a car accident, you don’t have to remember a 10-digit number to get help⁠—a mental health emergency shouldn’t be different. Ask your US Senator to support a nationwide 9-8-8 number to help prevent suicide & effectively address a mental health crisis.

 

One call can save a life. But, when a person is in a mental health crisis and has to look-up or remember a 10-digit number, precious minutes can be lost.

 

We need a readily accessible crisis response system as an essential component of our nation’s strategy for mental health intervention and suicide prevention.

 

The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, S. 2661, is a bipartisan and companion bill to H.R. 4194 in the U.S. House of Representatives, that would create an easy-to-remember 3-digit number as the nationwide hotline for suicide prevention and mental health crisis*. This number will make it easier for people in the U.S. experiencing a crisis to receive immediate and appropriate mental health support and referral.

 

We need your help to make this number a reality.

 

Contact our Senators. Ask them to cosponsor S. 2661, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act.

 

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*If you or somebody you know is in mental health crisis help is available now. Text “NAMI” to 741741 or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. This bill will make the Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number 3 digits, so it’s easier for people to remember.

 

 

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