Links to Other Suicide Prevention Resources

Links to organizations located in Missouri are in bold.


Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) Hotlines - Toll-free ACI Hotline numbers.

Betsoff (Statewide) - Problem Gambler’s Hotline: 1-888-BETSOFF (1-888-238-7633).

Boys Town National Hotline - Offers a 24 hour Nationwide hotline providing short-term counseling and crisis intervention to children and families experiencing any type of difficulty in their lives: 1-800-448-3000

Copline - A national hotline run by retired law enforcement officers for active officers and their families: 1-800-COPLINE

Covenant House Nineline - Provides crisis intervention, referral and information services to homeless, runaway and other troubled youth and their families through a confidential national hotline: 1-800-999-9999.

Deafline Missouri (Statewide) - A crisis hotline for Deaf and Hard of hearing individuals - 1-800-380-DEAF (3323) (Voice/TTY)

Friendship Line - The Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Counseling offers the only nation-wide toll free number offering telephone support to depressed, isolated, abused, and/or suicidal older adults. 1-800-971-0016.

Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO) (St. Louis) - Offers a youth crisis Helpline, 314-644-KUTO (5886), or toll free 1-888-644-5886, staffed entirely by trained youth volunteers everyday 4p - 10p, and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Life Crisis Services (St. Louis area): Call 314-647-HELP

Mid-Missouri Crisis Line (Central Missouri) - (573) 445-5035 or toll free at (800) 445-5035

National Graduate Student Crisis Line - Call 1-877-GRAD-HLP (1-877-4723-475)

National Hopeline Network - 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Calls to the Lifeline are routed to the closest possible crisis center to provide immediate assistance. Call for yourself, or someone you care about: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

NFL Life Line - A resource for current and former NFL players, coaches, team and league staff, and their family members: 1-800-506-0078.

Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222

Rainbow Youth Hotline (Statewide) Call 1-877-LGBT-YTH, (1-877-542-8984) - 24 hours Missouri hotline for youth between 15 and 24 who are struggling with suicide, depression, sexual orientation, gender identity and other issues. Others who are interested in supporting LGBTQ youth, such as parents, teachers, counselors, and friends are also encouraged to call.

The Trevor Helpline – Offers a national 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention hotline aimed at gay and questioning youth and young adults: 1-866-4U-TREVOR

Youth America Hotline - YAH is the first and only toll free, national peer to peer hotline network linking callers to local community based peer counseling hotlines: 1-877-YOUTHLINE (968-8454)

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Fact Sheets

Suicide: Adolescents & Young Adults - From the National Adolescent Health Information Center.

Suicide Prevention Fact Sheet - National Center for Injury Prevention.

Teen Suicide (AACAP Facts for Families #10) - From the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Mental Health & Consumer Organizations

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Includes a sample "Plan for Life".

Mental Health American of Eastern Missouri

Mental Health Association of the Heartland

Missouri Coalition of Community Mental Health Centers (Statewide)

National Institute of Mental Health

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

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National Organizations (Advocacy, Education, Research, etc.)

American Association of Suicidology

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Kristin Brooks Hope Center - Operates the National Hopeline Network.

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)

National Organization for People of Color to Prevent Suicide

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

SAVE - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education - SAVE educates individuals about depression and suicide. Leaders in education and advocacy.

Suicide Information and Education Center (SIEC), suicide information resource center and library. SIEC holds the world's largest English language collection on suicidal behaviors, containing more than 26,000 print and audio/visual materials covering all aspects of suicidal behavior.

Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN USA) - Dedicated to preventing suicide through personal and community action grounded in best practices and collaboration.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) - Provides technical assistance, training, and information in order to strengthen prevention networks and advance the National Strategy.

Surgeon General's Call to Prevent Suicide, July 1999

The World Health Organization - Offers international data and research summaries.

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Online Information, Screening and Help

Befrienders International/Samaritans - An online resource that gives support through e-mail and offers a directory of local crisis helplines.

Depression Screening - Take the depression self-assessment and create a personal depression manager.

Screening for Mental Health - Resources include the SOS Suicide Prevention Program and the Mental Health Self-Assessment Program for military service members and their families.

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Resources for Youth, Parents, and Schools

CHADS Coalition for Mental Health (St. Louis) - Community Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide (CHADS)

Dead Serious... About Life - A musical drama aimed at youth groups

Go Ask Alice! - A question and answer internet service for college and high school students provided by Columbia University

In the Mix - Depression: On The Edge - PBS television special

The Jason Foundation - National group offering the "Promise for Tomorrow" program

The Jed Foundation - Provides a number of useful mental health screening tools and relevant information for potentially at-risk young adults.

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center

Not My Kid - Resources for parents

ParentLink (Statewide) - Has a toll-free "WarmLine" for parents and professionals to help answer any parenting questions or concerns. Toll-free #'s are 1-800-552-8522 or En Espanol 1-888-460-0008.

Suicide Prevention in Higher Education (Statewide) - Partners in Prevention, a statewide coalition focused on the prevention needs of Missouri college students

Team Up to Save Lives - Interactive CD-ROM for school personnel

With One Voice - Musical drama for youth

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

Youth-Nominated Support Team (YST)

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Survivor Support Groups:

AAS Support Group Page - Search for support groups in the United States

AFSP Missouri Survivor Group Page (Statewide) - List of known support groups in Missouri.

Compassionate Friends - Offers grief support for families following the death of a child of any age.

Grief Share Recovery Support Group - Search for a group near you.

Living With Suicide - Shared experiences and voices of loss.

Suicide Awareness Survivor Support (the Kansas City area)

Survivors of Suicide

The Link's National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention and Aftercare

Unmasking Suicide (St. Louis)

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Training and Education

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - From Living Works Education. - Provides online education for health professionals

Pharmacists Preventing Suicides - A Missouri based organization focused on education, research, training, and lobbying.

SPRC Training Institute - The SPRC Training Institute provides an ever-expanding array of curricula designed to build capacity for suicide prevention in state, tribal, local, and community-based organizations.

QPR Institute - The web site includes a free downloadable version of the book "Suicide: The Forever Decision."

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Miscellaneous Resources

A Message on Suicide Prevention - Booklet published by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Clinician Survivor Task Force - Therapists as survivors of patient suicide.

Suicide Prevention in Custody - Issues available on-line.

Kaitlin Harris Foundation

Law Enforcement Wellness Associates - Provides training in suicide prevention.

National P.O.L.I.C.E. Suicide Foundation

Reporting on Suicide: Recommendations for the Media

The Silent Epidemic - PBS television special.

Tears of a Cop

U. S. Air Force Suicide Prevention Program

U. S. Army Suicide Prevention Manual

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Other Possible Personal Resources Include

You can also look in the front of the phone book, or dial "0" and ask the operator for any of the following:

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