Deaf Assistance Group to Provide Access to 988 Hotline Through Videophone

(MissouriNet) A Columbia-based group that assists deaf people in Missouri will soon offer new videophone service from the national 9-8-8 suicide hotline. Doctor Stephanie Logan is a psychologist and CEO of Deaf-Lead and is herself deaf. She spoke to Missourinet through her interpreter:

“We just got the 988-videophone crisis line, which is the general crisis line for suicide, depression, anxiety, mental health issues, support resources, and that will start sometime in the month of September. So it’s coming soon.”

The videophone service will be officially recognized Friday at an event in Columbia celebrating the one-year anniversary of the 9-8-8 hotline. For more information, visit