Despite financial woes, Wingspan crisis line still active - Tucson News Now

Despite financial woes, Wingspan crisis line still active

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Due to its financial troubles, many people are wondering what will happen to Wingspan's crisis hotline, a number that young people can call if they are feeling suicidal. 

According to the program director, Chad Mosher, there is plenty of misinformation out there on their funding situation.  The anti-violence program, which includes the crisis line, has grant funding to run until 2015. This is important because statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show LGBT youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers.

Mosher says since the beginning of the year, Wingspan has handled about 200 calls into the crisis line, which range from people wanting to know where to get specific services, or people who are feeling harassed or suicidal. 

The 24-hour hotline is still active - (520) 624-0348 or toll free (800)553-9387; this is a bilingual service. 

For more information on the crisis line go online to http://wingspan.org/programs/anti-violence-project/

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