Help's Calling. It's for You.

Is that the end of your rope you're grabbing with that white-knuckle grip? Don't lose your cool. Help is on the phone.

The Nebraska Family Help Line was set up to coordinate resources for families unsure of where to turn. You can call 1-888-866-8660 to get in touch with a go-to source for sorting things out.

Pat Thomas is a crisis counselor with the help line and she says, "Sometimes it's a crisis intervention that's needed and sometimes it's some planning and some safety plans to be put in place. We're there 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays because we know that oftentimes at the end of the day, when everyone's tired, that's when things turn into a crisis."

The services are free but many people don't know how to track them down. "We help them," Pat said.

No problem is to big or too small.

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Pat Persaud
Pat Persaud received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Morningside College, in Sioux City, Iowa, and majored in English, with an emphasis on British Literature.