Arkansas’ 988 suicide hotline among the nation’s weakest, national study says

Suicide hotline calls often rerouted outside Arkansas

A silhouette figure with the name of Nancy McKinley was placed by her daughter University of Arkansas senior Mary Katherine McKinley in the ground on campus in Fayetteville on Sept. 10, 2013. University of Arkansas students could participate in a series of events aimed a recognizing suicide prevention and awareness at the Arkansas Union Mall as part of World Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day. (File Photo/NWA Democrat-Gazette)

Arkansas ranks as one of the five worst states at answering its own 988 calls for suicide prevention, according to a nonprofit group's state-by-state study.