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Local organizations work together to inspire hope in community

Posted at 7:07 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 21:07:03-05

MAGIC VALLEY — Hoping to make 2021 better than last year, The Crisis Hotline Idaho and the 5B Suicide Prevention Alliance have created hope videos to inspire the community to stay positive.

The Crisis hotline Idaho says throughout the pandemic, they have been using a community resiliency model, which is a way to promote empowerment through neighbors helping neighbors.

"What's cool about it is that they're tools, but they are tools that you carry with you everywhere, so it's not like you leave home without it because it's within you. It's learning how to use those tools and what they are," Tammy Davis, Executive Director for a Crisis Hotline Idaho, said.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Crisis Hotline Idaho has provided multiple resources for the community, even adding a Spanish support line. Some of the people who have utilized their support are now volunteers for the hotline and helping others get the support they need.

"And that's what we did. We didn't try to make any bureaucratic process over it. We just said this needs to be done," Davis said.

The organizations plan to continue to work together to create these videos and other resources to help the community stay positive and get the support they need.

"I feel well accomplished for what we've been able to do and be present and not miss a beat," Davis said.

If you need support, you can visit the Crisis Hotline Idaho's website.