The FCC has mandated the adoption of a 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline to be Implemented by July 16, 2022. However, to make this change in New Mexico, the state will be required to move to ten-digit dialing for all telephone calls made in the state. On April 24, 2021, the ten-digit permissive dialing period will begin, but seven-digit dialed calls will still complete. On October 24, 2021, ten-digit dialing will become mandatory and seven-digit calls in New Mexico will not complete after that date. The FCC and telephone providers are working diligently to implement this process.
Suicide Prevention and 10-digit dialing press release