The Effort operates the region’s Suicide Prevention Crisis Line. The hotline serves Sacramento County residents 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. The Suicide Prevention Crisis Line receives calls from people of all ages who are experiencing depression, hopelessness, alone, desperate, considering suicide.
They also take calls from third parties who are concerned about a friend or loved one who is suicidal. They are available to listen and understand, and to offer information and resources as needed. The Crisis Lines are staffed by extensively trained, carefully selected volunteers who not only understand how a suicidal person reaches such despair, but also help the individual choose life.