Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Crisis Lines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. You can call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or chat.

Crisis Text Line
Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text "HOME" to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 79 million messages processed to date, they are growing quickly, but so is the need.

Trevor Lifeline 
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. The TrevorLifeline is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386. TrevorText is available by texting “START” to 678678.

COVID-19:

Helping Children Cope with Stress (WHO)

Coping with Stress (WHO)

Helping Children Cope During and After a Disaster (CDC)

How to Cope with Sheltering in Place (SAMHSA)

Talking with Children about Infectious Disease (SAMHSA)

Mental Health and COVID-19 (AFSP)

DMH COVID-19 Information (DMH) 

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Resource Links:

Help Save a Life #BeThe1To (#BeThe1To) 

Social Media Support for Suicidal Individuals on Social Media (Suicide Prevention Lifeline)

How to Report Suicide on Social Media Social Media Guide (Internet Matters)

Suicide Prevention through Facebook/Instagram Help A Friend In Need (JED Foundation)

Stop the Vape in Missouri Clear the Air (Missouri DHSS)

Tips for Teens: E-Cigarettes Truth About E-Cigarettes (SAMHSA)

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