Reasonable people can disagree on the topic of suicide and whether someone who wants to take his or her life in this manner should be permitted to do so. That is, there is room for disagreement around whether there is (or should be) a right to end one's life for various reasons. And even if we decide that there should be such a right, that does not necessarily mean we would agree about the circumstances around which it could be implemented.
Still, I think that most of us would probably agree that the suicide rate is a concern in the sense that a high suicide rate probably reflects an unhealthy society and that at least some suicides are likely due to treatable mental health problems. Some of those who kill themselves probably would not do so if they were able to receive the help they needed. And so, efforts to improve mental health services around suicide seem like a good idea.
The secular group highlights the need for any hotline system to support religiously unaffiliated individuals, individuals facing a faith crisis, and individuals who have faced religion-based trauma.I agree that suicide hotlines should support these groups; however, I think that most of them already do. Personally, I'd be far more concerned about the referral options provided to these callers. Specifically, we need to make sure that people who contact these hotlines have secular and evidence-based treatment options they can access no matter where they live.