Canadian Suicide Hotline Cuts Back Hours

Residents of Canada's Prince Edward Island will have to schedule all major personal crises between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. That's because it's too expensive to operate its 24-hour suicide hotline, so it's being cut back to business hours. Mental health groups are outraged. The head of Canada's Association for Suicide Prevention points out: "How many times, when you get upset or worried or concerned about things, is it in the middle of the day?"



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