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New 988 Suicide Hotline Ready To Launch This Week

All News RSS Feed Health Politics State News Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

The new 988 Suicide Hotline will launch this week.

Officials with the Missouri Behavioral Health Council say almost a million people in the state have experienced a mental illness and that Missouri’s suicide rate is 30-percent higher than the national average.

All of the local calls in the Lake Area are being directed to a call center at Burwell Health in Springfield.

The cost of the hotline is estimated to be over $16 million dollars and it will activate on July 16th.

All News RSS Feed Health Politics State News Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

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