Press Release, Statement
May 14, 2020
CTIA Statement on Three-Digit Code for National Crisis Hotline .
WASHINGTON D.C.– Today, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-273-8255.
Please attribute the following to CTIA® Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Kelly Cole.
“CTIA supports successful implementation of a three-digit abbreviated dialing code for the national suicide prevention hotline to ensure that Americans have increased awareness about the support and services needed to prevent suicide. We appreciate the hard work by Senators Gardner and Baldwin and other Members of Congress and we look forward to continuing our work on this life-saving effort.”
CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.