There is not anything more important than our future. What happens today makes what happens tomorrow possible. Our youth are the way forward for humanity.

Some young people in our lives and in our community are in crisis. These citizens are going to be the persons in charge of our future. If we don’t help and protect them, our future is in crisis as well. Knowing how to help and where to get it is a big step.

How Can Youth in Crisis Get Help When They Need It? Where Do They Go?

Help is on the way. A new Youth and Family Support Center is opening in Twin Falls. ProActive is having an open house and ribbon cutting on August 1st at 264 Main Avenue South in Twin Falls. ProActive CEO, Frank Knight will give opening remarks at 1 PM.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for Idaho youth between the ages of 10 and 24. This 'youth-focused' crisis center will be dedicated to supporting youth 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There will be crisis counseling available as well as mental health, substance abuse, medical assessments, and food and shelter support. No appointments are needed, no referrals are required, and no judgement expressed. These are free and voluntary services.

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The open house is presented by; David Jeppsen - Director of Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, Ross Edmunds - Administrator of the Idaho Division of Behavioral Health, Brent Rienke - County Commissioner, and Representative Chenele Dixon from Idaho House District 24.

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