ACTS Helpline: Ready to Listen Every Hour of Every Day

ACTS Helpline: Ready to Listen Every Hour of Every Day
According to the Center for Disease Control, 44,965 people died by suicide in the USA in 2015; that is approximately one suicide every 12 minutes. One of the top 10 causes of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death in the world for those aged 15-24 years, suicide is a disease that is preventable with some help and assistance. ACTS Helpline is one of the tools available to the Prince William community and is a tool for all to use. As September is Suicide Awareness Month, knowing more information about our services can be beneficial. What ACTS Helpline Offers   A free, confidential, 24-hour help line for people to call when they need someone to talk to Trained, compassionate staff and volunteers who are ready to listen any time of the day or night Non-judgmental, non-advice-giving staff who listen and offer information about resources available Crisis intervention...
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Answering Crisis Calls This Holiday Season

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The holidays can be extremely tough for those who have lost loved ones, are struggling to pay bills, or dealing with other stressors in their lives.  Our Helpline Program allows us to come alongside our neighbors as they work through deep mental and emotional pain.  It is run by a dedicated staff of seven and volunteer team of fourteen.  Our trained Crisis Listeners are available 24/7 and receive nearly 2,000 calls per month - 39% of which are suicide related.   Encompassing four different resources, the Helpline program, with the help of donations received, provides: Crisis Listeners: Thirty-nine percent of calls received per month by the Helpline are suicide related. All ACTS crisis listeners are trained to help people deal with their feelings and to talk through their issues. Resources Listeners : Providing a wealth of information on the availability of resources available to people who are in crisis, such as hospital locations etc. Senior...
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