Will the suicide hotline dispatch police or EMS if I call?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by Chameleo, Jan 17, 2011.

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  1. Chameleo

    Chameleo Member

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  2. _Lily_

    _Lily_ Forum Buddy

    Most of them dont
     
  3. FlashingFlickering

    FlashingFlickering Well-Known Member

    Very unlikely, unless you already did something very harmful (such as taking an OD) before or while on the call.
     
  4. may71

    may71 Well-Known Member

    I think that most hotlines have a policy of not contacting anyone unless you consent to it.

    you can go to www.befrienders.org and find a hotline in your area. there may be a website listed associated with the hotline number, and they may have their policies listed there
     
  5. warrabinda

    warrabinda Well-Known Member

    so far no one on this forum has posted evidence either way. I know if the counsellor thinks you're in danger they can get the supervisor to take over. i don't know about anything else
    any personal experience anyone?
     
  6. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    i've used the suicide hotline in ireland. they don't contact police or ems. just talk you through your feelings. i had a good experience with them.
     
  7. may71

    may71 Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure that most lines won't call the cops without your consent, but I suppose you could call, and before saying anything else, ask what their confidentiality policies are.
     
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