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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- After months of campaigns, ads and rhetoric, the race for the White House ended with a new president-elect who not many anticipated.
No matter your political affiliation, the fallout has had an impact on most everyone, leading some to anguish, depression, or even worse. Crisis hotline operators are seeing a surge in calls like never before, up two to three times, according to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The same is happening in West Michigan, with people calling crisis hotlines expressing fears about what the future holds.
Experts fielding these calls tell me this is not the first time they've seen this kind of spike. Significant events "can overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope," said Scott Gilman, executive director of Network 180, Kent County's crisis hotline. "We have definitely seen an increase in calls, definitely since the election."
Hello, Crisis Line...
Si, am i gonna get deported?
Don't know, but we now know you are an illegal and have your contact info...
Oh Dios mío
originally posted by: odzeandennz
a reply to: BestinShow
and as long as you get stars, you will keep making comments like these because its cool to make fun of people in life threatening mental distress...
i hope Trump does have a sensible plan to relocate and help transition those who came here, albeit illegally, but were law abiding citizens trying to keep their families and children afloat.
originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
a reply to: Krazysh0t
What if a serial killer calls in and says he is afradi of being caught and gives details about his victims and where they are buried.
You really think they woukd not alert authorities or are legally bound not to do so?