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Zelfmoordlijn conducted past 40 years an average of eighteen calls a day
The Zelfmoordlijn is 40 years. On april 30, 1979 was for the first time a volunteer is ready to people with suicidal thoughts or people from their area to offer a listening ear. Since then, more than 267.000 conversations, or an average of about 18 per day. Already, the number is in the last few years have more than doubled.

on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary launches the Zelfmoordlijn, who is always looking for additional volunteers, a campaign with well-Known Flemish people, among whom Danira Boukhriss and James Cooke.

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The Zelfmoordlijn was for the past 40 years by a total of 847 volunteers staffed. They performed more than 267.000 calls. Since the start, a lot has changed: calls are now free, the line is round-the-clock manned, chat and e-mail came and the short telephone number 1813 was introduced, but a number of cases to be called.

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