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Here are some important resources for mental health help in the St. Louis area. If you are experiencing an emergency, you should call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room. Calling 9-8-8 will connect you with the national Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

Behavioral Health Response provides free crisis support, telephone counseling, and mental health resources 24/7. If you are or someone you know is in a crisis, they can help right now. BHR also can help connect you with services through hospitals, behavioral health clinics for medication management, or even other treatment and recovery programs.

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988

BHR Crisis Line: 314-469-6644

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.

The Lifeline’s network of over 200 crisis centers has been in operation since 2005, and has been proven to be effective. It’s the counselors at these local crisis centers who answer the contacts the Lifeline receives every day. Numerous studies have shown that callers feel less suicidal, less depressed, less overwhelmed and more hopeful after speaking with a Lifeline counselor. 


Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 9-8-8

SSM Health Behavioral Health Urgent Care

12355 DePaul Drive , Suite 150

St. Louis, MO 63044



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Behavioral Health Urgent Care at SSM Health is the region’s first and only urgent care/walk-in clinic dedicated to mental health. The clinic treats both adults and children in urgent need of care for mental health crises.


This service provides immediate access to behavioral health care without the often long and costly wait for Emergency Room care to address non-emergent issues.


The Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center is a one-of-a-kind collaboration with multiple community partners, bringing together the clinical expertise of SSM Health’s trusted behavioral health team and the comprehensive support of local mental health resources.

Please use parking lot #8 along DePaul Drive for easy access to SSM Health Behavioral Health Urgent Care. 

National Sexual Assault and Harassment Hotline: Confidential 24/7 Support: 1-800-656-4673 or online at

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE or online

LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Helpline: 1-866-356-6998 or via text 804-793-9999

The SQSHBook is a queer-centered, community-owned database of 1,200+ resources throughout the St. Louis region and beyond, compiled from various local resource lists and vetting efforts by the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community and SQSH’s partners.

The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline is funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and powered by Postpartum Support International, is available 24/7, 365 days a year, in English or Spanish and other languages by request.

Staffed by licensed and credentialed perinatal mental health and healthcare providers, childbirth professionals, and certified peer specialists, the Hotline provides immediate and informed access to support, understanding, brief intervention, and resources to all pregnant, postpartum, and post-loss individuals AND their partners and families.

Call or text the Hotline anytime to connect.  You do not need a diagnosis to reach out for help – we are here for you.

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline: 1-833-943-5746

Postpartum Support International provides over 20 different free peer-to-peer support groups online, including support for pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy and infant loss and fertility challenges, post-abortion support, and support for family members/partners.

Mental health emergency and crisis response options:

How to help students of concern (for self or others):

Complete a Wash U Cares student report form (for self or others):

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