0800healing: Aart of Life Foundation launches suicide hotline

Chief Taiwo Taiwo, president of Aart of Life Foundation initiated the suicide hotline

Disturbed and alarmed by the rising incidents of suicides and attempted suicides across the country, the Aart of Life Foundation, Nigeria’s pioneer Grief and Trauma Counselling Services since 2004, is pleased to announce a programme to provide counselling to Nigerians needing help.

Aart of Life is providing a toll free counselling hotline that people can call and unburden themselves in times of distress.

In a statement signed by Chief Taiwo Taiwo, president of Aart of Life Foundation, the NGO noted that “we are developing a comprehensive programme to address this specific problem and in collaboration with our partners, Psychiatrists and Clinical Psychologists of the School of Behavioral Sciences of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), we are pleased to announce our Aart of Life Counselling Hotline 0800healing (08004325464).”

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Using the hotline, Aart of Life will provide counselling and support for those who are suicidal or anyone who has ever entertained suicidal thoughts; provide trauma counselling for those who have experienced or witnessed a violent, and/or life changing traumatic event.

Callers can receive one-on-one counselling by our highly skilled and trained Counsellors at the Aart of Life Foundation offices, 12th Floor, Elephant House, 214, Broad Street, Lagos.

Aart of Life is committed to reaching bereaved and traumatized persons nationwide through telephone counselling, planned media campaigns to promote and publicize the counselling services, printing of Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials in the form of leaflets, handbills and posters, and monitoring and evaluating impact of telephone counselling programme. It will also submit final reports highlighting accomplishments, impact, success stories, lessons learnt and challenges faced.

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