Hotlines & Online Support
IMMEDIATE CRISIS HOTLINES:
Helps adolescents address their problems through a confidential peer hotline and community outreach program. Open from 6pm to 10pm Pacific Time, every night.
Phone: 310-855-HOPE (4673) or 800-852-8336 | Website: www.teenlineonline.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24 hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis (confidential)
Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) | Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The Trevor Project
Operates an around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for those who are gay or questioning youth
Phone: 310-271-8845 | Website: www.TheTrevorProject.org
MISSOURI CRISIS HOTLINES:
Missouri Department of Mental Health:Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) Numbers
The Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) line is staffed by mental health professionals who can respond to your crisis 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. They will talk with you about your crisis and help you determine what further help is needed, for example, a telephone conversation to provide understanding and support, a face-to-face intervention, an appointment the next day with a mental health professional, or perhaps an alternative service that best meets your needs. They may give you other resources or services within your community to provide you with ongoing care following your crisis. All calls are strictly confidential.
Comm Care ACI Hotline: 1-888-279-8188
Counties: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Jackson, Johnson, Lafeyette, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Putnam, Ray, Sullivan, Worth
Burrell Behavioral Health Hotline: 1-800-395-2132
Counties: Boone, Carroll, Chariton, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis, Randolph, Saline
Pathways ACI Hotline: 1-800-833-3915
Counties: Bates, Benton, Camden, Cedar, Cole, Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Henry, Hickory, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, St. Clair, Vernon
Ozark ACI Hotline: 1-800-247-0661
Counties: Barton, Jasper, McDonald, Newton
Clark Center ACI Hotline: 1-800-801-4405
Counties: Barry, Dade, Lawrence
Burrell ACI System Hotline: 1-800-494-7355
Counties: Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Stone, Taney, Webster
MOCARS ACI Hotline: 1-800-356-5395
Counties: Adair, Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Clark, Douglas, Dunklin, Howell, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Madison, Marion, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott, Shannon, Shelby, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Texas Wayne, Wright
Behavioral Health Response ACI Hotline: 1-800-811-4760
Counties: Franklin, Iron, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Warren, Washington
Arthur Center ACI Hotline: 1-800-833-2064
Counties: Audrain, Callaway, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls
NATIONAL BULLYING RESOURCES:
PACER’s National Bullying prevention Center - Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights
Greatly expand the opportunities and enhance the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through concept of parents helping parents
Phone: 952-838-9000 | Website: www.PACER.org/Bullying
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Federal agency that focuses national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention including information on bullying prevention studies and methods
Stomp Out Bullying
Focuses on reducing & preventing bullying through education
GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)
Amplifies the voice of the LGBT community though storytelling and media use
Champions Against Bullying
Focuses on the issues associated with bullying among children & work to make a safer, bully-free environment for kids
National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment
Offer direct service, mentoring, & prevention education to prevent bullying, violence, and suicide
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Bullying Prevention: StopBullying.gov
Provides information from reputable government agencies on many bullying topics
The National School Climate Center - Educating Minds and Hearts (NSCC)
Promote & sustain positive school climates for kids that nurtures social, emotional, ethical, and academic skills
Engages & empowers communities to be advocates for all children
NATIONAL CYBERBULLYING & INTERNET SAFETY RESOURCES:
Cyberbullying Research Center
Center dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents.
Provides users with updates to help keep themselves and their families safe while using Facebook or surfing the internet.
Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)
FOSI works to make the online world safer for children and their families by identifying and promoting best practices, tools, and methods of online safety that also respect free expression.
Essentially the 911 of internet safety (tips regarding suspected crimes of sexual exploitation)
Phone: 1-800-843-5678 | Website: www.missingkids.com/CybertipLine
Educational site devoted to promoting internet safety by providing resources to kids, parents, educators, and law enforcement
Project Safe Childhood (PSC)
National public awareness campaign combating the increase of sexual predators on the internet who exploit children
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
Partnership between FBI, the National White Collar Crime Center, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance
Teaches children & parents the importance of protecting personal info and avoiding inappropriate places online
Common Sense Media
Rate, educate, and advocate for kids, families, and schools
Helps provide the people in your community with information about protecting kids online
Teen internet safety guide, easy to use for you and your family.
MISSOURI CYBERBULLYING & INTERNET SAFETY RESOURCES:
MO ICAC (Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force)
A task force that offers investigative, forensic and prevention training and resources in an effort to fight online child exploitation
Phone: 636-949-3020, x 4447 | Website: www.moicac.org/about.html
The St. Charles County Cyber Crime Unit
A task unit primarily used for conducting forensic analysis of computers suspected to contain evidence of crimes & assisting detectives in investigations involving computers
Phone: 636- 949-3020 | Website: www.preventcybercrime.org/index.html
Clayton - Regional Computer Crimes Education and Enforcement Group (RCCEEG)
An organization of law enforcement officers, prosecutors and computer professionals in the St. Louis area and surrounding counties; dedicated to providing manpower, technical and legal assistance in computer crime education and investigation
Phone: 314-889-4280 or 636-949-3020 | Website: www.rcceeg.com
Missouri Department of Social Services - State Technical Assistance Team
Facilitates cooperation and coordination among professional organizations with shared responsibilities and mandates & has commissioned law enforcement officers, available 24/7, who can provide “hands on” assistance and support in conducting criminal investigations involving sexual abuse, physical abuse, computer exploitation/child pornography, suspicious death or homicide, crime scene collection/ reconstruction, administering truth verification exams and conducting computer/digital/cellular forensic examinations
Phone: 573-751-5980 | Website: www.dss.mo.gov/stat/
Know More About Internet Safety St. Peters, MO
Educational program focuses on internet safety issues for adults & children
NATIONAL DISCRIMINATION RESOURCES:
Anti-Defamation League: A World of Differences Institute
Provides programs to inform individuals about the problems associated with bias, racism, anti-semitism, prejudice, and bigotry. They explore the value of diversity and improve intergroup relations
Phone: 212-885-7700 | Website: www.adl.org
NATIONAL VIOLENCE & ABUSE RESOURCES:
The Center for Prevention of Abuse
Educate, advocate, and provide confidential & compassionate service to empower people to live free from violence or abuse
Phone: 309-691-0551 / Toll Free Hotline: 1-800-559-7233 / Senior Services: 309-637-3905
MISSOURI VIOLENCE & ABUSE RESOURCES:
Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Serves the working women in Missouri to end violence and ensures that women facing violence have someone to talk to, a place to go, and someone to help victimized women when they need it
Phone: 573-634-4161 | Website: www.mocadsv.org
Is committed to keeping families together, preventing abuse and neglect, and encouraging self-sufficiency in at-risk youth served through more than one dozen programs
Phone: 314-961-5718 | Website: www.epworth.org
Progressive Youth Connection: Preventing Violence, Promoting Peace
Provides programs to that deal with sensitive issues adjusted to any grade level including working on anger/impulse management, conflict-resolution skills, violence and date rape prevention, bullying and coping, prejudice and discrimination, and a combination of tutoring, mentoring, recreational and violence prevention activities
Phone: (314) 963-8368 | Website: www.pyconline.com
Missouri Kids First
Prevent child abuse and empower adults to protect our youth
NATIONAL EDUCATION RESOURCES:
U.S. Department of Education
ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access
National Education Association
The nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education
Center for Safe Schools
A website committed to providing schools with information and resources to help develop a safe, productive learning environment by addressing issues that interfere with the educational process (including bullying prevention)
National School Boards Administration (NSBA)
Mission is "Working with and through our State Associations, NSBA Advocates for Equity and Excellence in Public Education through School Board Leadership."
Make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Empowers school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health
MISSOURI EDUCATION RESOURCES:
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
The mission is to guarantee the superior preparation and performance of every child in school and in life.
Archdiocese of St. Louis - Catholic Education Office
In collaboration with others engaged in this mission, we articulate a shared vision of Catholic education and teach the message of Jesus Christ as we follow his call to "Go make disciples of all nations."
Missouri School Violence Hotline
Trained dispatchers interview students & concerned citizens about school violence threats or incidents. They immediately call law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction and the local school district and officials can investigate or handle concerns.
Phone: 1-866-748-7047 OR TEXT to 847411 using keyword, “Reportit” Include school name and city.
Develops positive character traits in our youth by providing high-quality character education and resources to the schools, homes, and community
Phone: 314-692-9723 | Website: www.characterplus.org
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
Mental Health America
Dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service.
National Council for Behavioral Health
Ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life.
National Empowerment Center
To carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people with lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, and extreme states.
National Institute of Mental Health
Provides statistics pertaining to mental disorders, including prevalence data by age, sex, race, and average age of onset.
Mental Health Screening
Offers confidential on-line screening for mental health issues. It can be taken by anyone and provides results & recommendations
Phone: 781- 239-0071 | Website: www.mentalhealthscreening.org
National Alliance of Mental Illness
Dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness through advocating for access to services, treatments, supports & research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness & build a community for hope for all of those in need.
Phone: (703) 524-7600 | Website: www.nami.org
World Health Organization
Contains information on the global burden of disease in various parts of the world, including burden due to mental disorders.
American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
A searchable database that includes information on over 1,100+ national, international and demonstrational model self-help support groups, ideas for starting groups, and opportunities to link with others to develop needed new national or international groups.
Anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding mental health and suicide prevention.
Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) | Website: www.ulifeline.org
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Envisions wellness for people who live with depression and bipolar disorder.
Use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives. One the home page, click on "Find a Meeting" to find the next Recovery International meeting in your area.
Provides in-depth information, resources, and data for those interested in pursuing a degree in psychology as well as additional resources to help college students identify common mental health disorders, their warning signs, when to seek treatment and how to manage them.
MISSOURI MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Helps others recognize the significance of mental illness and provide
Alternative Behavioral Care
Mission is to provide the highest quality of care to individuals & families requiring mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral assistance to achieve a happy, healthy lifestyle
Phone: 636-477-6111 | Website: www.alternativebehavioralcare.com
Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri
Promotes mental health & wellness, tries to prevent mental disorders, & works to achieve victory over mental illness through advocacy, education & service
Phone: 314-773-1399 | Website: www.mhaem.org
Saves young lives by advancing the awareness and prevention of depression and suicide
Phone: 314-952-2046 | Website: www.chadscoalition.org
NATIONAL NON-SUICIDAL SELF INJURY RESOURCES:
Focus Adolescent Services
Designed for parents and covers a wide range of mental health problems including self-injury.
S.A.F.E Alternatives (Self-Abuse Finally Ends)
Residential treatment program for people who engage in self-injury.
NATIONAL CRISIS & SUICIDE RESOURCES:
Provides vital support to those facing life crises, trauma, & suicide, and gives information, education,& links to the community to empower people to help themselves
Phone: 1-888-644-5886 | Website: www.crisislink.org
National Center For Suicide Prevention Training
Provide educational resources to help public officials, service providers, & community-based coalitions develop effective suicide prevention programs & policies
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Enhances the nation’s mental health infrastructure by providing states, government agencies, private organizations, colleges & universities, & suicide survivor & mental health consumer groups with support of their efforts to develop programs, implement interventions, & promote policies to prevent suicide
The American Association of Suicidology
Aid in suicide prevention through research, education, & training, develop resources, & support survivors support services
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Exclusively dedicated to understanding &preventing suicide through research, education & advocacy, and to reach out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide
National Safe Place
Helping kids and teens who find themselves in crisis or are homeless by providing them a safe place to stay
Phone: 1-888-290-7233 OR Text: 69866 with the word "SAFE" for immediate help | Website: www.nationalsafeplace.org
American Psychiatric Association Answer Center
Live operators available from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern time) refer you to local board-certified psychiatrists.
Phone: 1-888-35-PSYCH (77924)
American Psychological Association Public Education Line
Follow the automated instructions and press the number 1. Then an operator refers you to local board-certified psychologists.
MISSOURI CRISIS & SUICIDE RESOURCES:
Kids Under 21 (KUTO)
Teens helping teens help themselves. KUTO is dedicated to providing youth focused crisis prevention, suicide intervention and post-vention support to the community through awareness education and outreach.
Offers a community of care that creates hope, builds self-reliance, and drives social impact
Phone: 314-647-HELP (4357) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) | Website: www.providentstl.org
Covenant House - MO
Provides support to those ages 16-21 who have lost a loved one
Phone: 314-450-7667 | Website: www.convenanthousemo.org
Helping Hands Circle
(In association with Kaitlin Harris Foundation) A safe environment that provides teens and college young adults who have lost a loved one support
Phone: 636-236-6644 | Website: www.kaitlinharrisfoundation.org
Community based nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive support services for children, teens and their families who are grieving the death of someone significant
Phone: 314-965-5015 | Website: www.annieshope.org/index.html
Mission is to provide support to children and their families as they cope with the death of someone special. They provide a safe and healing environment for children and their families to share their experiences and special memories of their loved ones.
Phone: 314-721-1144 | Website: www.kidsclubhouse.org
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
Purpose is to provide support toward positive resolution of grief experienced at the time of/or following the death of a baby. Support encompasses emotional, physical, spiritual, and social healing as well as sustaining the family unit. The secondary mission is to provide information, education and resources on the needs and rights of bereaved parents and siblings
Phone: 800-821-6819 | Website: www.nationalshare.org