August 7th, 2009

Economic Distress Prompts Suicide Call Increase

The federal government through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, part of HHS) is funding an additional $1 million for 20 suicide prevention crisis centers dealing with significantly more calls from people in economic distress (about 25% of the 57,000 calls in July). The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which routes calls to about 140 crisis centers across the country, is

1-800-273-TALK  / 1-800-273-8255


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  1. Ava Davis says:

    What is the best way to recover from Substance Abuse ?`’~

    • DPhillips says:

      It has to be through the support of friends and family or some other group support system, like AA if you’re an alcoholic. Nobody can heal when they are alone for the fight.

  2. Austin Cook says:

    substance abuse could sometimes be deadly and it always destroys lives;-.

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