Mental Health Service Providers

The following is a list of providers of free mental health services in the St. Louis area. At every Starting the Conversation event, several of these providers participate by having a representative there to answer questions and distribute information. If you need immediate help, one or more of these providers may be able to address your situation.

AFSP of Eastern MO (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

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“The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide."
–Via their website

Saint Louis Counseling

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“We have experienced the joys in life, and we have experienced sadness, heartbreaks, and hurt. We have dedicated our lives to helping others, we are licensed physiologists, counselors, and teachers that want you to experience the the best version of yourself."
-Via their website

CHADS Coalition (Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide)

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“CHADS’ mission is to save young lives by advancing the awareness and prevention of depression and suicide."
-Via their website

Mental Health America of Eastern MO

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“We offer various programs designed to be educational and supportive."
-Via their website

Behavioral Health Response

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“BHR provides confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services and critical incident stress management (CISM). BHR’s crisis hotline and mobile outreach services are provided free of charge to the public by paid professional staff who have masters degrees in their respective behavioral science disciplines."
-Via their website

Independence Center

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“Our mission is to provide all the services and resources a person with a serious and persistent mental illness needs, to manage their symptoms, find belonging and purpose, and gain the independence to live a healthy, quality life."
-Via their website

NAMI STL (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

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“The families and members of NAMI St. Louis are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness."
-Via their website

Lutheran Family and Children's Services

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Lutheran Family and Children Services of Missouri (LFCS) serves nearly 50,000 people across the state each year.
-Via their website

Mercy Kids Behavioral Health

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“Our pediatric behavioral health specialists focus on understanding your child’s unique personality, behavior and challenges, and work with them to find the right treatments for their individual needs."
-Via their website

Youth Connection Helpline

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“The Youth Connection Helpline is a dedicated 24/7 hotline for youth, parents, guardians, or other concerned individuals to access crisis intervention, behavioral health and substance use assessment, and service linkage. Services are provided by master’s level clinicians and are readily available by phone, SMS text, web chat, and in person through mobile outreach."
-Via their website

St. Louis Children's Hospital Teen Helpline

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“This free service offered by St. Louis Children’s Hospital offers parents accurate and just-in-time information concerning adolescent development and behavior."
-Via their website

BJC Behavioral Health

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“BJC Behavioral Health provides and coordinates an array of mental health services for citizens residing in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and the counties of St. Francois, Iron and Washington, Missouri. We serve as the point of entry for people eligible for services funded through the Missouri Department of Mental Health, and we also provide services under some health plans and grants."
-Via their website

Kids Under 21

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“KUTO is dedicated to providing youth-focused programming throughout the greater St. Louis area. Our crisis prevention, suicide intervention and postvention support services include community awareness, outreach and education; a youth-staffed telephone hotline; Peer Helper Skills Training; and support for survivors of a completed suicide."
-Via their website

Provident

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“Provident’s experienced and licensed clinical therapists are able to provide quality and caring counseling to help individuals and families to a brighter future in the St. Louis metropolitan area."
-Via their website