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.
*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.