June 25, 2018 [Lantana, FL] – On Thursday, June 28th at 11:00am, staff from Peggy Adams Animal Rescue in West Palm Beach will be bringing adorable, adoptable dogs to 211 HelpLine’s facility in Lantana, to provide emotional support to their suicide prevention counselors.
In wake of the two recent celebrity suicides, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, 211 HelpLine has seen an uptick in the number of mental health and suicide related calls, chats and texts, coming into the center. Staff at 211 HelpLine are trained Specialists who work to assess callers’ situations and de-escalate crisis situations, including individuals having suicidal thoughts.
Experts have said that dogs have a “magical healing power” for those under stress due to any reason and given the increase in the number of intense calls, texts and chats our staff have been handling, management at 211 felt like it was the ideal time to bring in some furry friends to provide some laughs, cuddles and I’m sure lots of kisses to the hard working and dedicated staff.
About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals. The League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925. For more information, visit www.PeggyAdams.org.
About 211 HelpLine
211 HelpLine is a non-profit organization, servicing Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. 211 is a confidential, non-judgmental helpline available 24/7 to individuals who don’t know where to turn in their time of need. 211 is essentially the “gateway” to all other health, human service and governmental organizations in the community and can be accessed by simply dialing 2-1-1.
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