Behavioral Health Resources

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    Phone Numbers

    • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline—The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a source of support available 24/7 to people in crisis, including people experiencing challenging reactions to disasters. Call 988 for support in English or Spanish.   The website is available in Spanish at: .
    • ALM Hopewell 866-376-0962
    • BJC Behavioral Health 314-747-7412
    • Places for People 800-811-4760
    • Disaster Distress Helpline.  A disaster event such as this is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. People can call or text the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline’s toll-free number (1–800–985–5990) and receive immediate counseling. This free, confidential, multilingual crisis support service is available to anyone experiencing distress as a result of a disaster. People who call and text are connected to trained, caring professionals from crisis counseling centers in the network. Helpline staff provide confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services.
    • Behavioral Health Response (BHR) Youth Connection helpline: 844-985-8282 or text BHEARD to 31658
    • Provident Behavioral Health 314-533-8200
    • Family Forward 314-534-9350
    • Care and Counseling 314-878-4340
    • Lutheran Family and Children’s Services 314-787-5100
    • Youth In Need Counseling services - “Clients must be youth under 19-years-old who live or attend school in St. Louis, St. Charles or Lincoln Counties. All counseling services are provided at no cost.”  314-594-5010 in St. Louis County

    The following list of materials includes those focused on general behavioral health needs after a mass violence event as well as a separate section listing materials for children, families, and schools.

    General Disaster Response and Recovery Information

    • Tips for Survivors: Coping With Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event—In this tip sheet, SAMHSA defines and describes grief, discusses ways of coping with grief, and explains complicated or traumatic grief. The tip sheet also offers relevant resources for additional support. 
    • The Impact of Disaster and Mass Violence Events on Mental Health—Intended for mental health and substance use disorder treatment professionals, this online article from the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) summarizes research on common reactions to disasters. The article identifies common reactions in disaster-affected communities and describes how reactions increase and decrease in communities over time, as well as highlighting risk factors for longer term reactions.


    Resources for Children, Youth, Parents and Other Caregivers, and Schools

    • Coping after Mass Violence—Written for parents and families, this National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) tip sheet provides information about common reactions to mass violence and self-care tips for those living in communities where an incident of mass violence has taken place. The tip sheet also includes external resources for individuals seeking further support. 
    • Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting—In this 3-page tip sheet released shortly after a shooting, the NCTSN describes how such an event may affect children and teens as well as parents and other caregivers. The tip sheet lists reactions common among people of all ages, offers coping tips for caregivers, and suggests ways for caregivers to support children and youth in talking about and managing their reactions.

    This resource is available in Spanish at