Crisis Line and Referral Service

A nonprofit organization

4 donors

6% complete

$5,000 Goal

Crisis Line is the "someone" to turn to confidentially when "nobody" understands or when "everyone" is too busy to listen, 24/7.

My name is Karrie and I would like to share my personal experience with the Region 5+ Crisis Line with you. I was in a crisis back in January of 2010. I attempted to go to the St. Cloud Hospital but they were full. I became very anxious and was feeling unsafe and suicidal. I was at home and decided to call the crisis line. The person who answered the phone was very calm asked me questions and decided then to call the Mental Health back up due to my suicidal thoughts. The Mental Health Professional called me back and asked what my plan was and I explained my suicide plan to him. He asked if I was safe at home and I told him I was not alone but did not feel safe. He talked to me and got me calmed down and asked if I was willing to go to the hospital for inpatient treatment I said yes. He then asked if I had someone that could escort me I said yes. Once he knew I would be going to the hospital we hung up. If it had not been for the man on the phone I may not be here writing this letter to you now. This crisis line has helped save many lives and is an important even crucial part in many people’s crisis plans. What a wonderful resource we have been given.    Thank you , Karrie

Crisis Line was established in July of 1988 in response to an alarming increase in the suicide rate.  Dedicated caring volunteers are available to help people share their hurts and fears before they become a crisis, as well as to help those in crisis get help. We provide a free, confidential, nonjudgemental, 24-hour crisis line to Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena Counties. 


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Crisis Line and Referral Service

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PO Box 192
Brainerd, MN 56401