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Suicide Prevention

Kids Under Twenty-One (KUTO)

Our best-known program, the KUTO Crisis Helpline, has helped thousands of teen callers identify and develop solutions for their problems. Trained youth Crisis Workers assist callers in working through feelings of anxiety, loneliness, depression or thoughts of suicide and develop action plans to manage stress, mediate conflict and overcome despair. Nearly one in ten callers report that a friend referred them to the KUTO Crisis Helpline.

Crisis Line: Local number – (314)-644-5886; toll free crisis number – 1-(888)-644-5886; or text “MOSAFE” (667233) to 741-741

Available after 4pm CST, staffed by Youth

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988

Office contact: (314)-963-7571

Office address: 2718 S Brentwood Blvd, St. Louis, MO

Office hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am - 5:30pm




Tags: Crisis Line Crisis Intervention/Safety Planning Mental Health Services Youth Resources


Provident Behavior Health

Provident Behavioral Health provides suicide prevention and intervention assistance 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to help individuals and families to a brighter future.

Crisis Hotline: 988

For appointments and information: (314)-533-8200 or 1-(800)-782-1008



Tags: Crisis Line Crisis Intervention/Safety Planning Mental Health Services

988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline

As of July 2022, 988 will become the national three-digit phone number for all mental health, substance use, and suicide crises. 988 calls will be routed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline centers in each state, and offers rapid access to behavioral health support through connection with trained crisis specialists.

When someone calls, chats, or texts 988, they can expect to be connected to a crisis specialist who is trained and prepared to deliver support to anyone experiencing a crisis. Because a crisis is defined by the person or family experiencing it, the crisis specialist will engage with the person to understand and address the person’s unique concerns and needs. The intervention may include assessment, stabilization, referral, and follow-up for individuals at high risk for suicide and/or poor mental health outcomes. If a higher level of care is needed, the crisis specialist will work with the caller and other supports to connect them to a mobile crisis response team to respond to the person in the community.

Call, Text, or Chat: 988


Notes: 988 goes live on July 16th 2022, replacing the original 1-800-273-8255 number, which will no longer be in use.

Tags: Crisis Line Crisis Intervention/Safety Planning Mental Health Services

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - St. Louis

NAMI St. Louis’ mission is to improve the quality of life of persons with severe and persistent mental illness and their families, and promote and provide community support, education, advocacy, and understanding. NAMI can offer service referrals for housing, treatment, entitlements, vocational programs, legal and estate planning, medication via their helpline and email.


Office Address: 1810 Craig Rd, Ste 124, Maryland Heights, MO 63146

NAMI St. Louis Crisis Line: 1-(800)-811-4670

NAMI National Information Helpline: 1-(800)-950-6264 (NAMI)

Contact: (314)-962-4670 |


Tags: Mental Health Services


The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth (ages 13-24).

Crisis Line: 1-(866)-488-7386 (Available 24/7)

Text “START” to 678-678 (Available 24/7)

Online chat: (Available 24/7)


Notes: More resources on gender identity, sexual orientation, and relationships available online under “Resources” tab

Tags: Crisis Line Crisis Intervention/Safety Planning Gender Inclusive Mental Health Services Youth Resources