immediate crisis hotlines

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 Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis provided by a trained Crisis Counselor

Text HOME to 741741 | Website: www.crisistextline.org

Teen Line

Helps adolescents address their problems through a confidential peer hotline and community outreach program (open from 6 pm to 10 pm Pacific Time, every night)

 Phone: 310-855-HOPE (4673) or 800-852-8336 or Text "TEEN" to 839863 | Website: www.teenlineonline.org


missouri crisis hotlines

Missouri Department of Mental Health: Access Crisis Intervention (ACI)

The Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) line is staffed by mental health professionals who can respond to your crisis 24 hours per day/7 days per week. They will talk with you about your crisis and help you determine what further help is needed. All calls are strictly confidential.

ACI Hotline numbers are available statewide by county.

Find your hotline number here: Missouri Department of Mental Health - ACI

Behavioral Health Response

Provides confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services and critical incident stress management (CISM)

Find your hotline number here: bhrstl.org

Provident

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


Missouri violence hotline

Missouri School Violence Hotline

Trained dispatchers interview students & concerned citizens about school violence threats or incidents and immediately call law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction and the local school districts

Phone: 1-866-748-7047 OR TEXT to 847411 using keyword “Reportit” with school name & city

Website: www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Courage2ReportMO/index.html


National bullying resources

StopBullying.gov

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides reputable information topics of bullying and cyberbullying

Website: www.stopbullying.gov

PACER’s National Bullying prevention Center

Actively leads social change to prevent childhood bullying

Website: www.PACER.org/Bullying

 

Stomp Out Bullying

Focuses on reducing & preventing bullying through education

Website: www.stompoutbullying.org

 

Champions Against Bullying

Focuses on the issues associated with bullying among children to create safer, bully-free environments for kids

Website: www.championsagainstbullying.com

 

National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment (NVEEE)

Prevents bullying, violence, and suicide among youth, families and communities through direct service, mentoring and prevention education

Website: www.nveee.org


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. 

Website: www.cyberbullying.us/

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

Partnership between FBI, the National White Collar Crime Center, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance

Website: www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx

Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)

Promotes a culture of responsibility online and encourages a sense of digital citizenship through research, resources, events and special projects

Website: www.fosi.org

Internet Safety 101

Widely-renowned resource and teaching series that paints a comprehensive picture of the dangers children encounter online

Website: www.internetsafety101.org

  

Common Sense Education

Empowers the next generation of digital citizens through school-based curriculum

Website: www.commonsensemedia.org


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

 

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: 636-949-1848 | Website: www.preventcybercrime.org

 

Clayton - Regional Computer Crimes Education and Enforcement Group (RCCEEG)

Dedicated to providing manpower, technical and legal assistance in computer crime education and investigation

Phone: 314-889-4280 | Website: www.rcceeg.com


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 by exploring the value of diversity and improve intergroup relations

Phone: 212-885-7700 | Website: www.adl.org

Teaching Tolerance

Helps teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy

Website: www.tolerance.org

Southern Poverty Law Center

Dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society through litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy

Website: www.splcenter.org


NATIONAL EDUCATION RESOURCES

U.S. Department of Education

Promotes student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access

Website: www.ed.gov

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Improves social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students

Website: www.pbis.org

National Education Association

Committed to advancing the cause of public education

Website: www.nea.org

  

Center for Safe Schools

Provides 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)

Website: www.safeschools.info/bullying-prevention

National PTA

Make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children

Website: www.pta.org


MISSOURI EDUCATION RESOURCES

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

Works to provide superior preparation and performance of every child in school and in life

Website: www.dese.mo.gov

 

Archdiocese of St. Louis - Catholic Education Office

Expansive coalition of schools that allows children to develop a sense of purpose and value, while receiving a quality education

Website: archstl.org/education

  

CHARACTERplus

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

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

Free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders

Phone: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 | Website: www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

Mental Health America (MHA)

Addresses the needs of those living with mental illness and to promotes the overall mental health of all individuals

Website: www.mentalhealthamerica.net

 

National Institute of Mental Health

Provides educational information pertaining to mental disorders

Website: www.nimh.nih.gov

 

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

Phone: (703) 524-7600  | Website: www.nami.org

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

Website: www.power2u.org


MISSOURI MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Missouri Department of Mental Health

Provides prevention, treatment, and promotion of public understanding for Missourians with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and addictions

Website: www.dmh.mo.gov

 

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

NAMI Missouri

Improves the quality of life and recovery for children and adults with mental illness and their families

Phone: 1-800-374-2138 | Website: www.namimissouri.org

Alternative Behavioral Care

Provides high 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

 

EPWORTH Progressive Youth Connection: Preventing Violence, Promoting Peace

Provides programs to youth that support 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

Kids Under 21 (KUTO)

Peer staffed, youth friendly confidential telephone hotline available to any youth who may be in need of assistance, referral information or crisis services.

Phone: 314.644.KUTO (5886) or 1.888.644.KUTO (5886) | Website: www.kuto.org


NATIONAL SUICIDE support RESOURCES:

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

Website: www.sprc.org

 

The American Association of Suicidology

Aids in suicide prevention through research, education, & training, develop resources, & support survivors support services

Website: www.suicideology.org

 

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

Website: www.afsp.org

 

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


GRIEF RESOURCES

Annie's Hope

Provides 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

 

Bereaved Parents of the USA

Support groups that offer understanding, compassion and hope, especially with newly bereaved parents, grandparents or siblings struggling to after the death of a child

Phone: 314-878-0890 | Website: www.bereavedparentsusa.org

Alliance of Hope

Works to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors

Website: www.allianceofhope.org