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Committed to helping others through crisis & suicide intervention, telephone counseling, and comunity outreach.
Since 1970, The Crisis Center has been providing free telephone counseling, crisis intervention and educational outreach for the Greater Birmingham Alabama Area. The Crisis Center assists individuals with various problems and crises including depression, bi-polar disorder, relationship issues, loneliness, substance abuse, and counselors are specifically trained to assess and intervene when callers report suicidal thoughts or attempts. We also have support groups such as "Survivors of Suicide," for family members or friends who have lost a loved one to suicide.
In addition to our Crisis Line, The Crisis Center also provides outreach to children, teens, the elderly, and sexual assault victims through our additional programs such as the Kids' Help Line, Teen Link, The Senior Talk Line, and Rape Response. The purpose of the Kids' Help Line (est. 1985) and Teen Link (est. 1994) is to provide all school age children with unconditional positive regard when facing difficult situations and in need of crisis intervention. In addition to our telephone counseling services we provide free educational programs to schools and other community organizations. Some of the issues addressed include problems with peers, family, and depression, suicide, violence and gang involvement.
We have also provided intervention and help to many children who have been victims of physical and sexual abuse. The newest program of the Crisis Center is the Senior Talk Line. The program serves as both a counseling line and as a referral service for senior citizens in the Greater Birmingham Area. The elderly population are at the highest risk for suicide, due to such issues as geriatric depression and loneliness. The Senior Talk Line lends support and referral information to persons who are feeling suicidal, lonely, bereaved, isolated, medically compromised, displaced, unfulfilled or other conditions which complicate the quality of life for the senior adult.