The Suicide Prevention Crisis Line receives calls from people of all ages who are experiencing depression, hopelessness, alone, desperate, and sometimes considering suicide as a solution to their pain. They also receive calls that involve emergency rescue, such as a suicide in progress, or someone on the Foresthill Bridge. A person does not have to be suicidal to talk with one of the counselors. Many callers are third parties who are concerned about a friend or loved one who is suicidal. Suicide Prevention is there to listen and understand, and to offer information and resources as needed. The Crisis Lines are staffed by extensively trained, carefully selected volunteers who not only understand how a suicidal person reaches such despair, but also help the individual choose life.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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Crisis intervention services are provided free of charge. Professional crisis intervention training is available as a fee-based service.
Dec 3 2015 10:48AM