The Uncomfortable Truth:
Men and Suicide
It is a common belief that depression and suicide are problems only women encounter. Although women are more likely to become depressed, men are susceptible to feelings of hopelessness and suicidal thoughts. They also have a higher suicide mortality rate. Symptoms, causes and treatment for depression and suicide also differ between men and women men than for women. In order for men who are affected by depression to receive the help, it's important for them and their loved ones to be aware of the warning signs.
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Holiner Psychiatric Group
Youthline Newest Volunteers
We are so excited to see Kasey, Sofiah and Melissa complete their crisis responder training! They worked really hard and are now starting to support people in crisis via chat and through our peer hotlines. A round of applause for our newest HEART course graduates!
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This month we also welcome our newest volunteers in training, Kathy and Eireann ! Welcome to the Youthline Team!
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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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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.
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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3rd Annual IMAlive Network Training Conference
Attendees of the 3rd Annual IMAlive Network Training Conference in Austin TX, gathered together after the 11th Annual KBHC Awards Banquet.
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James impressed our team right away with his ability to handle calls from people of all ages and backgrounds
His words give comfort to everyone who works with him and especially for the people he helps online and on the hotline. James is very charismatic and a treasure to have on our team.
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.
KBHC has partnered with the Veterans Support Centers of America to manage the Veterans Transition Assistance Center which is the first Veteran women's shelter in the State of Maryland which allows children. The grand opening is expected on August 1st 2013. On May 23rd KBHC founder Reese Butler was a speaker at the 25th Annual Convention of Order of the Purple Heart held at the Carousel in Ocean City MD. Jerry Black the CEO of the Veterans Support Centers of America was the keynote speaker at the annual awards banquet with Lt. Col. Donald Hawkins of the US Marines. In honor of Memorial Day they spoke of what this day means to each active duty soldier and officer. It is as much to honor those that have fallen as it is to honor those who overcame their fears to march on into battle giving strength to those that follow to do the same.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 .