Recently, the provincial government launched the Interior Crisis Line Network in Kamloops as a means of providing Interior Health residents, including those of us in Logan Lake, with around-the-clock access to telephone support through a toll free number – 1-888-353-2273 when facing personal challenges such as depression, substance abuse, spousal abuse and other issues which threaten health and happiness.

This toll-free number will connect callers to the nearest crisis line geographically but, if that line is busy, the call will be routed to another Interior-based line, ensuring the caller’s concerns are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

Those answering the phone are, obviously, both highly trained and skilled and have access to a wide-ranging information base of community services and supports across the region to ensure callers obtain the best service possible so the outcome for individuals is manageable.

On a another note: This is the reminder for kids and youth that BC Lions great, Geroy Simon will be at the Elementary School beginning at 11:30 a.m. while older “kids” will have a chance to meet this CFL hero at the Black Bull between 4 – 7 p.m.