Your Mental Health Matters

Most of us are familiar with the notion of eating healthy, exercising, and observing symptoms/seeking treatment when we feel physically ill. What isn’t always talked about and recognized is the ability to take charge of our mental health. Sure, we can all feel sad or anxious from time to time but if you feel like you are struggling to gain control, we’d like to provide some resources that can get you on your way to recovery.

Below are some great “first steps” if your mental health has seen better days:

  • If at any time you feel like you are going to hurt yourself or someone else, call 911 or visit a local emergency room. 
  • Behavioral Health Urgent Care
    12355 DePaul Drive, Suite 150
    (314) 344-7200
    They are open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and stop taking walk-ins at 6:00 p.m. Mental health doctors can assess, prescribe and provide referrals. 
  • Behavioral Health Response
    (314) 469-6644
    (314) 469-3638 (TTY)
    Provides confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crisis, as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services, and critical stress management. All hotline services are free.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1(800) 273-8255
    24/7 free and confidential support for those in distress and prevention and crisis resources.
  • Life Crisis Services
    (314) 647-4357
    Phones are answered 24/7 by trained volunteers. 
  • Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO)
    (314) 644-5886 or 1 (888) 644-5886
    This crisis helpline is the only hotline in St. Louis staffed entirely by trained youth volunteers. Callers are assured they will talk with someone who knows what it’s like to be a young person.
  • The Trevor Project: Young LGBTQ Lives
    1(866) 488-7386
    Trained counselors are available 24/7 to provide young people a safe and judgment-free place to talk.
  • IMAlive
    A live online network that uses instant messaging chat to respond to people in crisis.
  • Psychology Today
    Search for therapists based on insurance, payment, type and more. For telehealth, you can access providers throughout the state you live in. 
  • Creve Couer Counseling Associates
    Starting at $25 per 50 minute session.  Founded to provide low-cost, affordable counseling by graduate counseling interns under supervision, as well as independent professionals.
As with a physical ailment, the healing process cannot begin unless you put yourself into “recovery” mode. You matter and there are many resources available to help you take control. If you have any questions or interested in obtaining more resources, please contact the Maryland Heights Social Worker at (314) 291-6550.