Don't need FB

Saturday, September 22, 2018

JOIN THE PRIVATE NEWS GROUP - JOPLIN NEWS FIRST TO KNOW - WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MERCY CLINIC PARKING LOT SATURDAY


Regarding this story, I will NOT release a name - ever. It is not a criminal investigation.  We have a private FB news group if you want to join, 
Joplin News ‘First to Know’ & Behind the Scenes {Click} https://m.facebook.com/groups/1091905457651303

This is via text I got from Capt Trevor Duncan. I really appreciate him working with us so closely.  I got there about 11:15AM and stayed for a few hours answering questions privately.
- - - -
Today at 9:56am the Joplin Police Department responded to 1717 S Range Line for a report of a male in a vehicle slumped over. The caller stated they could see the male was bleeding and could see a gun in the vehicle. Officers arrived and found a deceased elderly male. Officers and Detectives are conducting a death investigation. There are no indications of any danger to the public. Next of Kin notification has not been completed. - Capt Trevor Duncan 
- - - -
Ozark Center serve the 55+ in the community with a mental health center at the former Oak Hill (now Freeman East) called Senior Serenity.  It's a secure unit where this man could have had counselors and doctors and staff attend to his mental health and physical health needs.  

Obviously we don't know the situation but it gives us the chance to educate us all that there are programs for 55+ who are facing a difficult situation.

Ozark Center - When should you call the crisis line?
  • A friend or family member talks about death, dying or suicide
  • You experience:
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Self-destructive behavior
    • Family or relationship problems
    • Child and adolescent parenting problems
    • Chemical dependency or substance use issues
    • Domestic situations involving violence or threats of violence to others
    • Shelter or housing needs
    • Acute psychiatric crises, including severe, prolonged depression, anxiety or panic attacks; psychosis; hallucinations; paranoia; mania; sleeplessness; mood swings; rage or eating disorders
  • For short-term counseling needs
  • For information about prevention, resources or referrals for behavioral health services in our area
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide it's the same number, a local person will answer 24 hours a day: 
417-347-7720





More from Joplin News First!