According to the director of the soon-to-be Idaho suicide hotline, the state has one of the higher suicide rates in the nation, but for the past five years residents have had to call a center in Portland, Ore., for assistance. That will soon change when the state reopens a suicide hotline.
Funding to resurrect the hotline came from state money, agency funds and a grant from United Way of Treasure Valley.
The Associated Press story in the Idaho Statesman can be accessed here.
STAY CONNECTED with the latest news, research and opinions from the Gem State.