Anxious about COVID-19?
The Missouri Department of Mental Health has a Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746.
This is a free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support service. Callers and texters are connected to trained and caring professionals from crisis counseling centers in the network. The Helpline staff provides confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services.
These counselors provide:
When you call or text, crisis counselors will listen to what’s on your mind with patience and without judgment. There is no need to give any identifying information when you contact the Disaster Distress Helpline.
You can find more resources from the Department of Mental Health here:
An additional resource through our local partners at Comprehensive Mental Health Services (CMHS) is the ACI Crisis hotline, 1-888-279-8188. The Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) system provides confidential mental health information and services to people who are experiencing an emotional or behavioral crisis. ACI is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to children, adolescents and adults. Services are provided by Community Mental Health Centers throughout the region. Anyone in CommCare's service area of 22 counties in Northwestern Missouri can access ACI services free of charge.