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Letter: Alachua County Crisis Center training is lacking

OPINION

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Last week there was a story in the news about how the Alachua County Crisis Center wants to help people in crises. The only problem is that they are not fully trained. They tell people to call Hospice for grief therapy, and some don’t seem to understand or know what to say to help people in crisis. They only have one person on duty per shift, according to volunteers, and they will put you on hold if other callers call in. Is this what is going to help people in crises? I feel Alachua County should put more people on the phone lines, use County tax dollars wisely like other places around the State and USA, and hire a social worker to help those in crisis over the phone.

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Becky Wetherington