Missouri Suicide Prevention Plan Released Statewide

A newly published statewide plan is now available to help Missourians prevent and lower the risk of suicide in their families and communities. The five-year plan was written by the Missouri Suicide Prevention Network in partnership with the Missouri Behavioral Health Council and the Department of Mental Health.

Missouri continues to have a higher suicide rate of 18.7 compared to the national average of 14.04 per 100,000 people. The Missouri Suicide Prevention Plan offers suggestions for what citizens can do in their communities to make a difference. Actions to take now include visiting Missouri988.org, spreading the word about the 988 hotline, and supporting community-led efforts to promote suicide prevention.