Robin Williams' death prompts increased calls at Sacramento crisis center

The death of actor Robin Williams has sparked conversations about suicide.

Officials with Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services in Sacramento said people are calling their hotline to talk about Williams and how they can relate.

"It's troubling for them to the extent they are reaching out and talking about it and asking for some support," Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services Manager Liseanne Wick said.

Wick said she started working at the center after losing her own brother to suicide. She said in the wake of Williams' death, their phone calls have doubled compared to last week.

"We know we have an opportunity to intervene in each one of these calls," Wick said.

Last year, the organization saw more than 32,000 phone calls into the center, and officials said they are on pace to have more than 40,000 this year.

If you need help or know someone who does, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800 273-TALK (8255).


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