The Red Cross helpline “Cross my heart” has received over 1,700 inquiries so far this summer.
Last year they answered 1,800 inquiries in total throughout the summer.
– This is quite a lot of inquiries, and the summer holiday is not over yet, general manager of the helpline, Nelli Kongshaug, said.
He says that those who contact “Cross my heart” in summer often call several times and often want to like talk for a long time. Most of the inquiries have to do with the body.
– The health authorities close down their services which are of a similar character to this, and that means that maybe we are the only ones the young people can turn to, said the Executive Director.
The youngsters who make the phone calls also have questions about issues related to mental health, loneliness and painful feelings.
“Cross my heart” responds to inquiries both by telephone, mail and chat.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today