Posted on July 7, 2021 by Amanda Cerreto

July 8, 2021 — There are hotlines to help prevent suicide, child abuse, elder abuse, substance abuse, and more, so clinical psychologist Ephrem Fernandez wonders why not an anger help line to aid someone who’s feeling enraged and violence-prone? "An individual in such a state is actually sending out signals that he or she needs help," he says. Several studies show that suicide hotlines when, staffed and run well, help stop people from acting on their suicidal ideation. Fernandez and his colleagues at the University of Texas at San Antonio are running an online regulation study to see if a homicide hotline would work as well.

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— Amanda Cerreto