988

Freeman Health System

A little less than a year and a half from now, a person in a mental health crisis will have to remember only three numbers to get help:  988.

The 988 number will eventually replace 800-273-TALK, the current Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

And Ozark Center in Joplin, part of Freeman Health System, is one organization that’s received the 988 state planning grant.  The money comes from Vibrant Emotional Health, the nonprofit administrator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.