Hotlines

  • 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
  • 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)

Fact Sheets

Mental Health & Consumer Organizations

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

Online Information, Screening and Help

Resources for Youth, Parents, and Schools

Survivor Support Groups:

Training and Education

Miscellaneous Resources

Other Possible Personal Resources Include

  • Personal Physician or Nurse
  • Family, Friends, and/or Co-workers
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Clergy
  • School counselor, psychologist, social worker, or nurse
  • Teachers

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

  • suicide prevention
  • crisis intervention
  • hotlines - crisis or suicide
  • community crisis center
  • county mental health center
  • hospital mental health clinic

To suggest a resource be included on this web site, or to notify DMH of a broken link, please send an email to Department of Mental Health.