Thank you to all volunteers and guests who attended the 3rd Annual IMAlive Education and Training Conference in Austin, TX! Thank you to Patch Adams for inspiring our team and making it an unforgettable weekend!
Congratulations to these volunteers, supervisors, activists and board members who spend countless hours making IMALIVE Crisis Center the best it can be, who inspire our volunteer team on a daily basis to improve their crisis intervention skills, and care unconditionally about the people in crisis who need our help.
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Youthline Eastern Shore volunteers taking crisis calls following Boston Marathon bombings
Youthline volunteers answered crisis calls that came in following the Boston Marathon bombing. We are proud of their ability to remain calm and support callers who needed emotional support.
Read more here - YES-IMALIVE April 2013 News
Kristin Brooks Hope Center 2012 Achievements
We are celebrating another year of great accomplishments! Since our launch in 1998, over 6 million callers have been routed to help and hope through our National Hopeline Network. Thanks to your continued support, our devoted volunteers are making a difference every day, during every hotline and chatline shift. In 2012, our free and confidential hotlines, like our Veterans Peer Hotline 1-877-VET2VET , helped route over 36,000 calls to a trained crisis line volunteer located closest to the caller in desperate need of emotional support.
Youthline Eastern Shore at the largest
Polar Bear Plunge in the US!
We deeply appreciate the contribution made by VFW of Grasonville, MD in support of our team and the enthusiasm of Kennard Elementary School staff, our friends, neighbors and everyone who cheered us on!
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This year's event (click for bigger)
Telethon to support IMAlive
New York Times best-selling author and founder of PostSecret.com , Frank Warren, hosted a one-hour live-streaming broadcast on Sunday, December 2nd. The broadcast was broadcast from the brand new National Hopeline Network's Call Center in Stevensville, Maryland, which manages IMALIVE.org and all of the Kristin Brooks Hope Center programs.
The YES IMALIVE Volunteer Crew from left to right - Reese , Suzanne, Jim, Brenda, Hannah, Michael, Lena, Lindy, Gus, Steve, Frank, Rob, Aiko,
kneeling in front from left to right, Kim, Holly, Natalie, Jackson
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The GRAND OPENING
of the Youthline Eastern Shore
was a great success!
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Teen Peer Counseling Hotline and the
National Hopeline Network Call Center
411 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville
Upcoming Orientation and Training for Volunteers
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2nd Annual IMAlive Network Training Conference
Recent OCSIS (Online Counselling and Suicide Intervention Specialist) Graduates, attendees of the 2nd Annual IMAlive Network Training Conference in Baltimore MD, gathered together after the 10th Annual KBHC Awards Banquet
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Why I Am an IMAlive Volunteer
My name is Arrington and I want to be an IMAlive volunteer because I have a passion for helping others. I want to help people see they can change the way they view themselves. Empowering individuals of all walks of life to see their self worth is important to me. I am currently a communication graduate student studying interpersonal communication. During my studies, I have learned to adapt to how different people communicate and interact. I have learned to be nonjudgemental about the beliefs, values, and decisions of others. It is important that all of these are taken into account when communicating with others. I have the ability to adapt my communication to others in face-to-face situations, as well as in online settings, so that understanding between both parties can take place. I have experience with friends, family, and those who are dealing or have dealt with depression, among other stressors. Through my life experiences interacting with peers, colleagues, and my students, I have learned about different resources in the community and also how hard it can be for some to discuss the difficulties they are experiencing. Sometimes people feel uncomfortable talking with someone who they know or someone who is in a position of authority, such as a teacher, on what they consider personal issues. I have a passion to help those individuals in anyway I can. I want to be an IMAlive volunteer because I never want anyone feeling like there is no way out. In today's 21st century society, online communication has grown tremendously; more people are turning to online resources everyday because it is right at their fingertips. It can be easier to talk with someone who isn't face-to-face about personal, and possibly what they consider embarrassing, topics. I have thought about signing up for IMAlive for quite some time. I wanted to make sure that I would be well suited for this program. I have always looked into volunteering for a crisis center throughout my undergrad, but I knew that it wasn't the right time. In the last 5 years, I have grown as an individual personally and professionally and I believe this opportunity is meant for me. Please assist me in becoming a volunteer and continuing my goal in helping others.
Donate $5 here to sponsor Arrington's suicide prevention training
Support our Veterans!
World news: Last U.S. combat team has just left Iraq. Our deepest gratitude goes to the military men and women who have spent months and years defending our homeland. They are finally coming back home.
Sadly, many of the veterans have post-traumatic stress disorder and won't be able to adjust back to civilian life.
If you are a veteran or you know someone who came back from active duty and has trouble with memories and experiences of the war - please call our hotline at
If you are a veteran, and would like to support your fellow combatants by providing a few hours of online support every month , please email email@example.com . We provide free training and it will help dozens of men and women heal and go back to daily activities with their loved one.
For only 33¢ a day support our hotlines and help train peer to peer veteran volunteers .