Suicide Prevention Hotlines in California

Diversity in Services, Structure, and Organization and the Potential Challenges Ahead

by Rajeev Ramchand, Lisa H. Jaycox, Patricia A. Ebener

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This report evaluates landscape in which suicide prevention hotlines operate, focusing on California but with nationwide implications, and provides recommendations to ensure that callers at risk of suicide seek and receive the help they need.

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