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National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020

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Ever-changing, always inspiring and now more than ever... essential to strong mental health, the power of the outdoors goes well beyond the obvious physical benefits. Outdoor activity has a profound impact on mental health. From boosting our immune system and better sleep to lowering anxiety and reducing depression, the outdoors is an outlet that’s truly unlike any other. Whether it’s the mountains and lakes or a simple walk around your neighborhood, outdoor activity has a powerful effect.

Rugged Range is passionate about mental health and the healing power of the outdoors. Large or small, let’s start to build your next adventure together. And remember, when you’re feeling overwhelmed and looking for a fresh perspective, step outside and change the view.

A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to designate 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for the purpose of the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system operating through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and through the Veterans Crisis Line, and for other purposes.

In General.--Section 251(e) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 251(e)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(4) Universal telephone number for national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system.--9-8-8 is designated as the universal telephone number within the United States for the purpose of the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system operating through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline maintained by the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use under section 520E-3 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290bb-36c) and through the Veterans Crisis Line maintained by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs under section 1720F(h) of title 38, United States Code.''.

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National Suicide Prevention Hotline
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