Friday, October 11, 2013

Crisis Hotline seeks volunteers

Free training starts next Tuesday

    The nonprofit Crisis Hotline is looking for volunteers to work two days a month as crisis-intervention telephone counselors.
    “Most of the work involves supportive communication with people who are struggling with difficult life transitions or situations,” a news release states. “No previous experience is necessary, schedules are flexible and volunteers aren’t required to sit at a land line.”
    Participation in the training is free of charge and is open to anyone interested in developing listening skills, including listening to youths and learning about the dynamics of crises. Topics covered include family violence, suicide, substance abuse, depression, child abuse and neglect, mental illness, domestic violence and more.
    The sessions will be given by professional health care specialists. The classes run from Oct. 15 to Oct. 31 every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m.  The classes will be held next to the old Hailey Medical Center, in the downstairs meeting room on the north side of Blaine Manor parking lot, 706 South Main St. in Hailey. For more information and to sign up, contact the Crisis Hotline at 788-0735.

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