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CBHLs are distributed among the community behavioral health organizations across Missouri to form better community partnerships between behavioral health services, law enforcement, jails, and courts. These linkages save valuable resources (which might otherwise be expended on unnecessary jail and hospital stays) and improve outcomes for individuals with behavioral health needs. Missouri has full statewide coverage of CBHLs available to assist.
Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) provides access to services for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. ACI will provide an opportunity for individuals to receive necessary behavioral health crisis services in an effort to reduce unnecessary interventions such as hospitalization or detentions. By calling the ACI hotline, individuals have access to behavioral health crisis services that are free and available to both youth and adults.
988 will aid Americans in receiving rapid access to suicide prevention and mental health support through connection with trained crisis specialists. Missouri's 7 Lifeline centers will handle all state contacts made to988.Crisis specialists will address immediate needs, make referrals for ongoing care, and offer follow-up services. The goal of Missouri's 988 Task Force is to improve access to services for individuals with urgent mental health needs as well as suicide-related crises.
The First Responder Provider Network is a list of trained behavioral health professionals who specialize in helping dedicated first responders who are struggling with issues related to trauma and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Many of them already work with and are trusted by other first responders and understand the culture. This is considered a self-referral source.
Behavioral Health Crisis Centers (BHCC) operate statewide to divert individuals who come to the attention of law enforcement away from jails or hospitals and into behavioral health treatment services.
Emergency Room Enhancement (ERE) programs, also known as emergency room diversion programs, are designed to reduce barriers that prevent individuals from seeking care in the most appropriate setting.
ERE programs aim to reduce the use of emergency departments and hospitalizations as well as decrease rates of homelessness, unemployment, and arrests/law enforcement involvement by engaging individuals into treatment and utilizing community supports.