Immediate Assistance

If you or someone you know needs help:

(All services are in the United States only, unless otherwise specified)

National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
(Call or Text the Number 988)
Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals. Spanish and hearing impaired communication available. Click the image to visit the site for alternative online chat options.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Helpline
Free, confidential, 24/7 treatment referral and information service (English and Spanish), for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use issues.


SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline
(1-800-985-5990) or text 66746
Provides 24/7 assistance with crisis counseling and support for people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call or text options available.

Crisis Text Line
(U.S. & Canada text 741741)
Trained Crisis Counselors who volunteer their time to provide 24/7, free and confidential support for people in crisis, utilizing active listening and collaborative problem solving. Also available in the United Kingdom (text 85258) and Ireland (text 50808).


The Trevor Project
(1-866-488-7386) or text 678678
A 24/7 resource for LGBTQ+ youth struggling with a crisis or suicidal thoughts. The line is staffed by trained crisis counselors. The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people.


Additional hotlines and helplines:

Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline: (Missouri): 1-800-392-0210 

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: (USA): 1-800-422-4453 (Missouri): 1-800-392-3738 

Compass Health Hotline (Mid-Missouri ACI Hotline): 1-800-833-3915 

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (USA): 1-844-878-2274

Eating Disorders Helpline (USA): 1-800-931-2237 

LGBTQ National Help Center (USA): 1-888-843-4564

Missouri’s Report School Violence Tipline: 1-866-748-7047 

Narcotics Anonymous Helpline (Mid-Missouri): 1-800-945-4673 

National Domestic Violence Hotline (USA): 1-800-799-7233 

National Human Trafficking Hotline (USA): 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children Helpline (USA): 1-888-818-7662 

National Sexual Assault Hotline (USA): 1-800-656-4673 

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (USA): 1-877-739-3895

National United Way Helpline (USA): 211 

Treatment Referral Routing Service Helpline – Mental Health Conditions and Substance Use Disorders (USA): 1-800-662-4357

Trans Lifeline (USA): 1-877-565-8860

VictimConnect – Crime Victim Resource Center (USA): 1-855-484-2846

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