Idaho Suicide Hotline looking for volunteers

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BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is looking for volunteers ahead of their winter training cycle.

Volunteers go through an orientation, screening process, background check, 50 hours of training and then shadow another volunteer.

This hotline has been around for more than four years. The volunteers would work in Boise at the call center there.

They say they also hope to encourage people to call before they are suicidal.

"They don't need to be suicidal to call the hotline," said John Reusser, the hotline's director. "Anybody who is in a crisis or just needs some emotional support is welcome to call us. We really want to talk to people before they get to that point, before they are actively suicidal if possible."

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