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Suicide Prevention Hotlines

Programs that provide telephone crisis intervention services for individuals who are having suicidal feelings or for their significant others with the objective of exploring alternatives to self-harm or self-destruction. Suicide prevention workers establish and maintain contact with the individual while identifying and clarifying the focal problem, evaluate the suicidal potential, assess the individual's strengths and resources, and mobilize available resources including paramedic or police intervention and emergency psychiatric care as needed.

Taxonomy Code: RP-150.800-80

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