Residents of Idaho can dial '988' to call a new mental health and suicide prevention hotline that is being launched across the country. The idea with this new hotline is similar to 911. The hotline offers an easy to remember phone number that is three-digits and can be reached 24 hours a day. The difference here is that the calls will not go to law enforcement, but will instead be answered by a community of more than 200 trained crisis call centers.
To promote connectedness in the Treasure Valley, there is an upcoming free mental health and suicide awareness event featuring International pop star Alex Boyé.
This is an incredibly powerful and moving event for all ages full of music and guest speakers with mental health/suicide prevention experience and expertise. There will also be booths featuring local mental health organizations and resources available.
A Boise woman, Alyce Scarbrough, has been accused of stripping clothing, jewelry, and other possessions from the bodyguard Jo Acker’s dead body after being shot. She told detectives that she had “gone into survivor mode” and felt entitled to take the items from Jo’s body. Boise, Idaho Town Square Mall Shooting.
For the entire month of December, Starbucks is showing its compassion and thankfulness to first responders and people working on the front lines against the pandemic and beyond. At participating Starbuck locations, which is pretty much ALL of them, individuals who identify as a front-line responders will receive a free hot or iced coffee.