Below is a list of helpful national resources that can assist you in locating local resources in your own community. Most of the agencies below provide select referrals to sliding scale (based on your ability to pay) or free services. The widget on the very bottom can assist you in finding local mental health resources specifically through www.mentalhealth.gov.
The United Way is a national agency that provides referrals for counseling, food pantries, domestic violence shelters, and everything in between. This link will help you locate the number for your local office, or if you have a local phone number all you have to do is dial 211 and you will be connected to someone in your area.
Find your local United Way office at http://apps.unitedway.org/myuw/
Lifeline is a national suicide prevention hotline that offers suicide prevention, crisis intervention and referral services 24/7. This link will help you locate the number for your local crisis center, or if you have a local number just dial the national line at 1-800-273-8255 and you will be connected to someone in your area.
Find your local 24/7 crisis center at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/getinvolved/locator.aspx
Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri (MHA-EM) envisions a just, humane, and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity, and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice.
More information available online at http://www.mha-em.org/
Alive and Well STL is a community-wide effort focused on reducing the impact of stress and trauma on our health and well-being. The research is clear. Stress and traumatic experiences are making many of us sick and together are a leading cause of poor health outcomes.
St. Louis Residents please visit http://www.aliveandwellstl.com/
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is an agency that provides information and resources of several different kinds for people suffering with mental illness. Their website provides an array of research, facts and statistics pertaining to mental illness for those interested in finding out more.
Find your local NAMI office or just take a look online at the information NAMI has to offer at http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=Your_Local_Nami
The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is an online source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a product of SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ).