Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Crisis Lines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or chat.

Crisis Text Line
Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text "HOME" to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. 

Behavioral Health Response (BHR) BHR provides 24/7 confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises as well as mobile outreach services. BHR’s crisis hotline and mobile outreach services are provided free of charge to the public by paid professional staff who have masters degrees in their respective behavioral science disciplines. Call 314-469-6644 or 800-811-4760.

Provident Crisis Services (PCS) PCS provides 24/7 confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises. Their mental health experts are a non-judgemental, caring source of information that listen and help you discover what the next steps can be toward overcoming your personal challenges. Call 314-647-4357.

Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO) KUTO opens at 4pm everyday and is dedicated to providing youth-focused programming throughout the area. Their crisis prevention, suicide intervention and postvention support services include community awareness, outreach and education; a youth-staffed telephone hotline; Peer Helper Skills Training; and support for survivors of a completed suicide. Call 1-888-644-5886.

Trevor Lifeline 
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. The TrevorLifeline is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386. TrevorText is available by texting “START” to 678678.

COVID-19:

Helping Parents Through COVID-19 (Child Mind Institute)

Helping Children Cope with Stress (WHO)

Coping with Stress (WHO)

DMH COVID-19 Information (DMH) 

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Resource Links:

Emotionally Safe Environment A Safe Place (Vibrant Emotional Health)

How to Report Suicide on Social Media Social Media Guide (Internet Matters)

Suicide Prevention through Facebook/Instagram Help A Friend In Need (JED Foundation)

Stop the Vape in Missouri Clear the Air (Missouri DHSS)

Tips for Teens: E-Cigarettes Truth About E-Cigarettes (SAMHSA)

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