National Hotlines

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
National hotline for those in a suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
text: 988
The Trevor Project
National hotline for LGBTQ young people struggling with issues such as coming out, identity, mental health, and suicide.
text: ‘START’ to 678678
Trans Lifeline
Peer support line for trans or questioning people, for crisis and non-crisis situations. Will not call emergency services without explicit request.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National hotline for those experiencing domestic violence.
1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)
text: ‘START’ to 88788
National Runaway Safeline
National helpline for young people who are thinking of running from home, have a friend who has run away, or are a runaway ready to go home.
1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
text: 66008
A decentralized hotline, connecting people to sexual assault service providers in their local areas. Provides crisis support, as well as information, resources, and referrals. Also available 24/7 through online chat at
Darkness to Light
A helpline for individuals (child or adult) who want crisis support or need resources or information related to child sexual abuse.
1-866-FOR-LIGHT (1-866-367-5444)
text: ‘LIGHT’ to 741741

Local Hotlines

DeafLEAD (Missouri)
Crisis line for Deaf and hard of hearing people in Missouri going through a mental health crisis or who were victims of a crime.
videophone: 321-800-3323
text: ‘HAND’ to 839863
United Way 2-1-1 (Greater St. Louis region)
Helpline for connecting to resources in the area, including assistance meeting basic needs and referrals for mental health services.
Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO) (Greater St. Louis region)
Crisis helpline serving youth in the greater St. Louis region and staffed by youth volunteers. Staffed after 4 pm CST every day.
local: 314-644-5886
toll free: 1-888-644-5886
Missouri Child Abuse Hotline (Missouri)
Official number to report suspected child abuse or neglect in the state of Missouri.
text: 1-800-735-2966
Missouri Behavioral Health Response — Youth Support Helpline (eastern Missouri)
Support helpline for youth 19 and under in St. Louis City and County, St. Charles County, and Franklin County,
text: ‘BHEARD’ to 31658