Crisis Intervention Hotlines/Helplines
Crisis Intervention Hotlines/Helplines subcategories:
- Bullying Helplines (1/0)
- Child Abuse Hotlines (14/4)
- Crisis Pregnancy Hotlines (7/2)
- Domestic Violence Hotlines (30/6)
- General Crisis Intervention Hotlines (3/1)
- Human Trafficking Hotlines (2/0)
- LGBTQ Helplines (2/0)
- Mental Health Crisis Lines (13/7)
- Runaway/Homeless Youth Helplines (4/1)
- Sexual Assault Hotlines (21/5)
- Suicide Prevention Hotlines (13/1)
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Programs that provide immediate access to support and advice for people who are in distress with the objective of defusing the emotional impact of the crisis, ensuring the person's safety and helping the person to take the next steps toward resolving the problem. Hotlines/helplines are generally staffed by trained volunteers who are available via the telephone, email, live chat, texting and/or instant message (IM).
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