Group has hotlines dedicated to suicide prevention

Posted at Oct 05 2012 06:26 PM | Updated as of Oct 06 2012 02:26 AM

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Those in the Philippines who have suicidal tendencies or who are suffering from depression may now call hotlines dedicated to addressing these issues.

Similar to a counselor, the crisis hotlines of the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation aim to make depressed individuals feel that someone is ready to listen to them.

After the "counseling", the callers are referred to hospitals and mental health professionals for treatment.

Below are the hotline numbers:

Information and Crisis Intervention Center

(02) 804-HOPE (4673)
0917-558-HOPE (4673) or (632) 211-4550
0917-852-HOPE (4673) or (632) 964-6876
0917-842-HOPE (4673) or (632) 964-4084

In Touch Crisis Lines:

0917-572-HOPE or (632) 211-1305
(02) 893-7606 (24/7)
(02) 893-7603 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Globe (63917) 800.1123 or (632) 506.7314
Sun (63922) 893.8944 or (632) 346.8776

The Natasha Goulbourn Foundation is a non-profit organization with a campaign to raise awareness on depression through the use of educational lectures.

The group has partnered with the World Health Organization, the Health Department and others.

Jean Goulbourn, president and founder of the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation, and resource mobilization officer Arthur Demain tell more about their campaign in this video.

@ANCALERTS, October 5, 2012

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