Flinn named new director of Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline

The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline has a new director. Lee Flinn took over the position on May 1, though founding director John Reusser will remain for two weeks to ensure a smooth leadership transition. Lee brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector with program and management roles at Idaho Primary Care Association, AARP Idaho, and as executive director of the Idaho Women’s Network, and Conservation Voters for Idaho. Meanwhile, Reusser will continue to serve the community by providing mental health services through his private counseling practice, which will open soon in Boise. The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline was founded in 2012, and provides crisis intervention, emotional support, problem solving assistance, and resource referrals for persons at risk for suicide and for those concerned about them. The toll-free hotline is 1-800-273-TALK, or 1-800-273-8255, and more information is available at idahosuicideprevention.org. (ISPH)