The State's Suicide Hotline has been unusually busy in recent days. olunteers are used to getting about 18,000 suicide calls a year. The surprise recently was when five rescue calls happened within just two hours. "It's stunning. It's stunning when you see these types of calls coming in. Let's say the average suicide call we get is on a scale of 1 to 10 emotionally about a 5. These calls have been coming in at about a nine!" Spokesman Tom Parker says they are seeing more intense pain connected to the holidays and the difficult economy.