Simple Mental Health Hotline number
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Enact a 3-digit mental health hotline number
We need a fast simple solution to give individuals in a mental health crisis an avenue for immediate help. The folks are already there, answering the phones, just make it easier to reach them!
I propose 714 to LIV. I don’t care what it is, as long as it’s easy to remember.
Posting 1-800-273-8255 or numbers on TV, on social media, or on a website isn't going to help anyone in a crisis. I wouldn't find that number anymore recognizable than my local bank.
Per the AFSP on average, there are 121 suicides per day. My nephew was one of them, and a day I will never forget. My classmate I shared a birthday with was one. My sister in law was one. My childhood friend’s son was one. If it saves one life via simplicity it’s worth it. Even the individual contemplating hurting others could easily recognize this number in time of need. My classmate said we need to DO something. This is my something.
I want to petition the National Emergency Number Association and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to take action and enact a 3 digit hotline number for this purpose. The number needs to be advertised far and wide as a number for life, love, and compassion. To many 911 doesn't represent that, nor do suicidal people believe their lives are worth calling 911 to talk.
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