Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

College can be difficult on a person mentally and emotionally no matter what identities you hold. Sometimes, when times are particularly difficult, you may be in need of some assistance. If you are in trouble, there is help available that wants to help you.

Below are a list of various mental health resources for anyone who may need them.

MU Counseling Center –– Free counseling for MU Students! Use them! They’re great! They care, and want to listen. (573) 882-6601

The MU Counseling Center also offers free, anonymous screenings to assist in determining if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. You can find the screenings here.

Mid-Missouri Crisis Line – (573) 445-5035 or (888) 761-HELP (4357) or text HAND to 839863

Hopeline – 1 (800) SUICIDE (784-2433) –

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1 (800) 273 – TALK (8255)

Trans Lifeline – (877) 565-8860 – A hotline that works to end transgender suicide and improve overall mental health of transgender people.

National Sexual Assault Hotline – 800-656-4619(HOPE) OR online hotline (like instant messaging)

Deaf-Hotline – – 1 (800) 799-4TTY (4889)

WARMline – 1-800-374-2138 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays and 3 – 9 p.m. weekends and holidays; WARMline is operated by mental health consumers for mental health consumers. The WARMline offers words of encouragement and compassion to mental health consumers in central Missouri.

PostSecret – a collection of stranger’s secrets, building community and fundraising for 1 (800) SUICIDE (784-2433) –