Fairbanks suicide hot line to be restored

Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2001

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- An Interior suicide prevention hot line discontinued in June will be restored.

The Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living is reviving the hot line, formerly the Fairbanks Crisis Line.

The old hot line closed in June, shortly after losing United Way funding. Since then, local crisis calls have been routed Outside.

The United Way recently gave a $34,631 grant to the Center for Non-Violent Living to take over the service.

Center director Barbara Stanfill said the service should be launched, at least part-time, in October after initial training is complete. The goal is to have 24-hour coverage by June 2002.

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