It's an honest truth facing our entire nation: we just don't have an answer or a cure to suicide.

If you're one that has never experienced suicidal thoughts or perhaps it has never effected your life--you may be in the dark on just how real of an issue this is. For many, knowing someone that has had depression, anxiety, or any number of stresses in their life result in these thoughts is a real-life experience. One that is nothing to take lightly.

I posted the music video for Logic's song "1-800-273-8255" above because the video (and song) tell a powerful story and it's this song that for many, made the national suicide hotline something that's now memorized--necessary or not. That's not a bad problem to have.

Even here in Idaho, suicide is a problem and our own Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is facing a unique issue: they're too short staffed to handle the call volume. While this is a problem, there is a sense of light involved because people are MAKING that call seeking someone to listen to them.  The group of local volunteers at the hotline are pleased that at least people are shaking the stigma of "weakness" that many may associate with picking up the phone and dialing in to be heard.

Problems stemming from family issues to relationships, addiction to finance, the ISPH is always there to help.  Now, they're seeking some themselves. They hope to get an extra 20 volunteers on board to take calls.

Interested? Click HERE.

If you or someone you know is in need of support, the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is 208-398-4357

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