IamA Crisis Line Volunteer, AMA!
I am a crisis line volunteer. I volunteer at a center where we answer a variety of crisis lines, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, or NSPL.
I have been a volunteer for a little over a month now. Feel free to ask me anything about how the lines are run, what calls are like, and the training we recieve. I understand that there was an AMA done by a line operator about a month ago, but since Robin Williams' passing has drastically increased our call rate, I figure some people may have new questions, or might not have been able to participate.
As proof, here is my ASIST certification: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
Edit* Alright, it's nearly three in the morning and I've got to work tomorrow. Keep the questions coming and I will answer all of them tomorrow night when I am able. Thanks for all of your appreciation and questions.
Edit 2* I'm done with work and I can hang around and answer more questions. I can keep this up until the thread gets no more questions.
Edit 3* You guys have all been wonderful. /u/CrisisLineThrowaway has been a delight, answering questions between sessions.