Suicide concern rises after Robin Williams’ death



PORTLAND (AP) — A Portland nonprofit says the number of calls into its suicide hotline doubled after the death of actor Robin Williams.

Lines for Life Chief Operating Officer David Westbrook said most of the extra calls are coming from people who have been concerned about another person and were prompted to take action.

Lines for Life said its Suicide Lifeline received 7,375 calls the day after Williams died, the most it’s ever received in a day. The day before the actor’s death, the line received about 3,000 calls.

The 24-hour hotline can be reached at 800-273-8255.