National hotline

A “curious” businessman from Narayanganj calls the 333 national hotline for food. Now he has to feed 100 poor families as punishment

Sadar Upazila UNO Arifza Zohra discovered the case after arriving at Deobhog in Kashipur to provide food for the man, identified as Farid Ahmed, on Thursday afternoon. A mobile court later ordered Farid to provide 100 low-income people with food as punishment. Farid will now have to distribute more than 1,500 kg of food to […]

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Dial M for Meditation: the artist sets up a national hotline of soothing sounds to soothe stress

Amid a global pandemic and all the stress that comes with it, an artist and musician based in Victoria, British Columbia, is creating an oasis of calm in the form of an old-fashioned phone line. By July 2021, anyone across Canada can call the toll-free number 1-877-2BE-CALM, and tune in to a wide variety of […]

National hotline

Calls to the National Hotline in South Dakota

Suicide deaths in South Dakota hit an all-time high last year, and it coincides with an increase in calls for help. Prevention calls handled by the Sioux Falls helpline have nearly doubled in recent years, including calls from those at risk and calls from friends and family concerned about a to be expensive. While South […]