SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – October 10th is World Mental Health Day and Springfield-Greene County Health wants to remind the community about mental health resources available in the area.

According to Springfield-Greene County County Health Department report, Greene, Christian, and Webster counties, there is an above-average rate of depression and poor mental health. 

Right now, Springfield has many suicides compared to the size of the city. The suicide rate is 60 percent higher than in the rest of the country.  

According to Springfield Greene County Health, every 5 and a half days, one person commits suicide. 

The health department says the rise in depression and anxiety over the past three years was reported by the world health organization. It is important our community takes some time to consider what they can do to better their mental health. 

Greene County has several resources to help those struggling with mental health, including clinics such as:

Burrell Main Campus, Building A (Springfield) (417) 761-5000 

CoxHealth (417) 269-3000

Mercy Behavioral Health (417) 820-2000

Lakeland Behavioral Health System (417) 895-9169

Eustasis Psychiatric & Addiction Health (417) 322-6622

People experiencing a mental health crisis can now call 988, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, to receive help. You can learn more about how to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis here.