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If you need immediate help for a mental health issue or concern for you or someone you care for, please choose from the following:


Chat Online
with the 
Youth Connection Helpline

Text BHEARD to 31658
Youth Connection Helpline

You can call or text 988 or chat for yourself or if you are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
Dialing 988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help adults and youth experiencing mental health-related distress related to thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis or any kind of emotional distress.  

Here is what happens when you text 988

For additional help you can call 314-819-8802 or visit 24/7 for additional resources and agencies near you! Support for overcoming substance misuse, please visit Start Your Recovery or the SAMHSA website.

If you are experiencing an immediate life threatening emergency, please call 911.

Please note that MHB does not provide direct services itself but makes funding available for direct services operated by non-profit agencies in the areas of behavioral health and children’s services. Learn more about MHB.