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Minnesota crisis hotline needs funding, 'lives will be lost'

Lack of funding could shut down Minnesota Suicide crisis line.

Posted: Apr. 2, 2018 11:26 PM
Updated: Apr. 2, 2018 11:43 PM

RICHFIELD, Minn.-Crisis Connection is the only center in Minnesota that takes calls from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Daniel Mrotek is a Clinical Supervisor at Crisis Connection. He said not providing funding to keep the doors open will do more harm than good.

“We connect people who need help nearby. That could be a therapist or we will call 911 if needed”

Laura Weber is the manager at Crisis Connection. She said that the Richfield center will close it’s doors May 21st if it can’t come up with the money. Weber said the the center needs $970,000 to stay open. Mrotek said that he hopes they will find the funding somewhere.

“I’m hopeful that we will find the fund. It’s very important that we keep this center open,” said Mrotek “lives could be lost because they didn't have that person to talk to.”

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