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Bowl-a-thon raises money for SLO crisis hotline

Posted at 12:31 PM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 15:32:57-04

Transitions-Mental Health Association is raising money for SLO Hotline, which provides mental health and suicide prevention to anyone services in need.

SLO Hotline is available 24/7 in English and Spanish and is San Luis Obispo County’s only 24-hour mental health hotline.

Transitions is holding its annual Strike Out Stigma Bowl-A-Thon, which raises money to keep the hotline running. It can be of use to anyone in the community, including those in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara.

“if you’re in a crisis or just need someone to talk to you, just have someone who is very skilled to talk to you, if you’re in a crisis we can help you with that. If you are suicidal, they have suicide prevention techniques and they can also connect you with local crisis centers if it goes too far and you need to go to the hospital,” Said Christina Harne, Transitions-Mental Health Association’s Santa Barbara program director.

The bowl-a-thon was at Rancho Bowl in Santa Maria this past Saturday.

Hundreds of bowlers will take part in the event, which runs through March 31 at Rancho Bowl, Cal Poly’s Mustang Lanes and Pismo Bowl.

The number for SLO Hotline is 1-800-783-0607.