Election Results Cause Spike in Calls to Suicide Prevention Hotlines
As the votes came in for the 2016 elections, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline experienced a spike in calls.
Lifeline director John Draper told CNN that the network took 660 calls between 1 and 2 a.m., double or triple the volume they normally take, with calls increasing as election results poured in.
“I can’t say I’ve seen anything like this… And it’s certainly not something I’ve ever seen in an election,” said Draper, who has 25 years of experience in suicide prevention. – READ MORE