BOISE-- Idaho lawmakers have decided to fund a statewide suicide hotline.

Currently, Idaho is the only state in the nation that does not have its own state-run suicide hotline.

On Thursday, the Joint Finance-Appropriations committee set aside $110,000 to get the hotline started.

Senator Mitch Toryanski, a member of JFAC, says Idaho's hotline has been a long time coming. Toryanski says a statewide hotline will allow people to get the follow up care they need.

Toryanski says lawmakers are hopeful once the hotline is up and running it will be able to attract private grants to help with funding.

The Idaho National Guard has already volunteered space to run Idaho's suicide hotline.

If people in Idaho need help they can always call the national suicide hotline, 1-800-273-8255.

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