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:

Teen Line

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:

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:

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:


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:

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



National PTA

Engages & empowers communities to be advocates for all children


national cyber-bullying & 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. 



Facebook Safety

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.



Cyber Tipline

Essentially the 911 of internet safety (tips regarding suspected crimes of sexual exploitation)

Phone: 1-800-843-5678 | Website:



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



Net Cetera

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 cyber-bullying & 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:


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:


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:

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:


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:


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 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:



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:


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:


Missouri Kids First

Prevent child abuse and empower adults to protect our youth



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."



National PTA

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 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:


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:


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:


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:


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Envisions wellness for people who live with depression and bipolar disorder.



Recovery International

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 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:


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:


CHADS Coalition

Saves young lives by advancing the awareness and prevention of depression and suicide

Phone: 314-952-2046 | Website:


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. 




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:


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:


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. 

Phone: 1-800-964-2000


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:


Covenant House - MO

Provides support to those ages 16-21 who have lost a loved one

Phone: 314-450-7667 | Website:


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:


Annie's Hope

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:


Kids' ClubHouse

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:


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: