Keris Myrick, Shelby Rowe and others warned of harms caused by crisis lines that covertly trace calls, but it may not be enough to turn the tide. It actually wasn’t hyperbole when John Draper, the director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline/988 expansion initiative, said that America is “on the precipice of launching the largest
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and others are lobbying the FCC and federal government to give 988 built-in surveillance and geolocation tracking.
Every year US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline centers covertly trace tens of thousands of confidential calls, and police come to homes, schools, and workplaces to forcibly take callers to psychiatric hospitals. Some people’s lives get upended. Public support for the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is soaring. In 2017, the rapper Logic released a
Information obtained through freedom of information access about tracing of calls by US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline centers.
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