Missouri Gov. Mike Parsons has announced a new website for the Missouri 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

The new website – www.missouri988.org – provides information for anyone who may be experiencing a mental health, suicide, or substance use crisis.

“The 988 crisis call line created a more streamlined and effective resource for Missourians in behavioral health crisis,” Gov. Parson said. “We know that when individuals are experiencing crisis the sooner we can connect them to support and provide assistance the better. This website adds even more access to critical resources that will help save lives.”

The 988 phone number went live nationwide on July 16, 2022. Since than the governor’s office said it has routed thousands of individuals to free, confidential, and trained crisis specialists at Missouri’s 988 centers.

“The new website is another tool to advance crisis services and connect Missourians to the evidence-based, care continuum for behavioral health services statewide,” said DMH Director Valerie Huhn. “Providing more ways to reach crisis care and support is integral to reducing the burden on law enforcement/emergency response and other public health services.”

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