As calls to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline surge, under-resourced centers struggle to keep up
On the day of Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide, calls to Community Crisis Services, Inc. (CCSI), a crisis center that answers calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, went up 500 percent. Across the country, counselors scrambled to field the spike in calls. Tim Jansen, the center’s executive director, brought in extra staff and answered calls himself. It wasn’t enough.
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