9-8-8 is the 3 digit dial number for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly named the suicide prevention lifeline). It has been in service since July 2022.
The current web site and phone number:
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - 988lifeline.org
Texting option: 988
The older number can still be used for voice calls - 800-273-TALK (8255)
There is also information on texting and other ways to connect.
The introduction to the first story, which is an online ethics game as well, is available at AngelUnassigned.com. The two book set is available in Kindle here. Net sales of the book are intended to help me pay off the costs for the development of the preventthetrace.com game we made to promote the idea of helping people you don't quite know yet. The sucessful launch of 9-8-8 is a huge part of that and will continue to be.
As we all know, doing any sort of significant research with no funding is not a walk in the part.
If you want to read up on the research we successfully did in the mid-1990s in the transition from the original Web to Web 2.0, I've typed up detailed write up of what we did, which included Make-A-Wish. Cool stuff. Applying the technique virally for 9-8-8 is a totally different puzzle.
Posted on Dave's Site - davesite.com - June 23, 2020
Most recent update: August 28, 2013