If you or someone you know has a mental illness or needs assistance, there are ways to get help.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact the
Veteran Crisis Line  at 988 then press 1, or dial 911 in case of emergency

Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe, Missouri Veterans Commission, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Missouri National Guard, Missouri Department of Economic Development, and the Office of the Military Advocate have joined together to launch the  You Are Worth the Battle Campaign. Find the media kit HERE. 

This website lists several resources for Veterans related to addiction.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This website provides information about how Afghanistan Veterans and their families who are struggling and/or need assistance can get help through Department of Veterans Affairs.
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A guide to the best rehabilitation and treatment resources for those struggling with alcohol addiction.
American Association of Suicidology
A collection of reporting recommendations called Media as Partners in Suicide Prevention.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Offers some guidelines along with do’s,- don’ts and things to avoid when sharing your story and talking about suicide. ARE YOU IN CRISIS? Call 800-273-8255.
American Red Cross of Missouri
From blazes and blizzards to floods and fires, the Missouri Red Cross fulfills the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. They provide immediate assistance for food, shelter, clothing and emotional support. For more information CALL: (877) 272-7337
Charlie 22 Outdoors
This organization provides outdoor activities to Veterans who are dealing with mental health issues.
My Military Benefits
This link provides a list of organizations who help children of military servicemembers and Veterans.
Compass Health Network
Compass Health provides support for individuals in crisis 24/7/365. The Crisis Access Point (CAP) facility provides individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis a safe place to get their immediate basic needs met (e.g. meal, shower, clean clothes) for up to 23 hours. Referrals can be made by Law Enforcement, EMS, hospitals and by walk-in. Their needs will be assessed and linked to services that are appropriate. The following CAPs are currently operating in Missouri: Wentzville and Jefferson City, with one opening in Rolla on 2/28/2022. For more information, contact Jamie Bartin at jbartin@compasshn.org.
Frontline Fly Fishing
This group of Kansas City area Veterans teaches fly fishing and related skills to promote healing for current and former military, first responders and others. Email Greg Davison at gregory.davison15@gmail.com for more information.
Give An Hour
They provide access to no-cost mental health care for identified at-risk populations and other groups in need. For more information, call (800) 273-8255.
Heroes Outreach Program
​Recognizing isolation and loss of camaraderie as factors contributing to the tragedy of twenty two military veterans committing suicide each day, Heroes Outreach Program (HOPe) establishes local outreach gatherings in communities to provide awareness, education, and prevention resources. Call 1-800-514-6670 for more information.
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Jefferson City, Missouri
K9s on The Front Line is a Maine-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing certified, trained service dogs to military Veterans who are affected by PTSD and/or TBI, at no cost to our Veterans.
Lighthouse Counseling Center
Located in Moberly, Their therapists provides counseling for children, teenagers and adults, in individuals, couples and families therapy. Experienced therapist in helping individual with domestic violence, anger management, sexual abuse, trauma based disorders, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.) autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, adoption and foster care issues and Attachment Disorder.
Make The Connection
Veterans and their loved ones talk about their experiences, challenges, and recovery.
Make The Connection
This organization is affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs, helping Veterans and their loved ones talk about their experiences, challenges, and recovery.
If you’re wondering about your feelings of sadness or depression, this brief, anonymous screening will help you assess whether it’s a good idea to see a professional to learn about your options.
Mark Twain Behavioral Health (MTBH)
Mark Twain Behavioral Health (MTBH) is a private not-for-profit Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic serving Northeast Missouri since 1975 with a wide variety of services. They have locations in Hannibal, Kirksville and Macon. Their 24-hour crisis hotline number is (800) 356-5395.
Mental Health America
According to their website, Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. For more information, call (800) 969-6642.
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Resources for Servicemembers, Veterans & Families: Suicide Prevention Training S.A.V.E: A Free Online Suicide Prevention Course Self-Assessment Screening Tools Alcohol & Drug Use Children of Military Parents Eating Disorders in Military Connected People Military Sexual Trauma Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Suicide Prevention Traumatic Brain Injury Understanding your Veterans Benefits Missouri National Guard seeking substance abuse services
Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) provides access to services for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. ACI will provide an opportunity for individuals to receive necessary behavioral health crisis services in an effort to reduce unnecessary interventions such as hospitalization or detentions. By calling the ACI hotline, individuals have access to behavioral health crisis services that are free and available. For more information CALL: (800) 356-5395
24/7 Crisis Lines
Comprehensive list of all state-wide 24-hour Crisis Lines.
This collection of toolkits is to assist Missourians with implementing effective suicide prevention strategies. These resources contain tools, information and resources which can be used by leaders to create action plans, set goals and establish policies and programs.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. For more information, call (703) 524-7600.
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We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Offers a checklist that gives tips before, during, and after they tell their story.
Ohana Homefront Foundation
The Ohana Homefront Foundation is working to close the gap when it comes to Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention within the Military Community. Email info@ohanahomefront.org for more information.
Department of Veterans Affairs
PTSD includes a range of symptoms that can effect family members. When someone has PTSD, their ability to function as a parent or partner can be impacted, and changes in their functioning can lead to unmet family needs and increased stress within the family. This resource provides information about the effects of PTSD and trauma on families, children, and relationships.
Use this site to get support that is designed specifically for you. If you’re a family member or a friend, you can also find resources that are designed specifically for the Veteran in your life.
RecoVET Healthcare
RecoVET HealthCare, a non-profit 501c3 is a Veterans Social Service Organization. Our programs are designed specifically for Veterans, Active Duty Military members, and their families. We are a behavioral health organization providing a full continuum of integrated services to clients with substance use and behavioral disorders. Call (314) 797-3480 for more information.
Reporting on Suicide
The Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide were developed by leading experts in suicide prevention and in collaboration with several international suicide prevention and public health organizations, schools of journalism, media organizations and key journalists as well as Internet safety experts. The recommendations are based on more than 50 international studies on suicide contagion.
Road Home Program
The Road Home Program is dedicated to the mental health and wellness of veterans, service members, members of the National Guard, reservists and families at no cost and regardless of discharge status. For more information call (312) 942-8387.
Safe Passage Shelter
Offers emergency shelter and services for individuals and families who have experienced domestic and/or sexual abuse around the Moberly area. All services are free and confidential. Arrangements can be made for male victims through motels. For more information CALL: (800) 616-3754
Safer Homes Collaborative
The Safer Homes Collaborative is a joint effort between the gun owning community and the suicide prevention community to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented through safe gun storage. If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). For more information on the Safer Homes Collaborative visit their website at SaferHomesCollaborative.org, email them at info@saferhomescollaborative.org or call (314) 516-8454.
Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch
Provides residential care for abused, neglected, and at-risk children in a Christian home setting. Locations in Clarence, MO & Kahoka, MO. CALL: (573) 588-2191
St. Louis area
This website provides general information, street addresses, phone numbers and websites for dozens of agencies, shelters, employment resources, food pantries and other organizations throughout the St. Louis area.
The Battle Within
The Battle Within provides a five-day program for our nation's warriors to come together and begin the healing process. Each warrior is offered the opportunity to discover their traumatic injuries, begin to face those burdens head on, and develop a toolset of holistic evidence-based skills along with a community of support to begin their journey of healing. | Josh Krasovec CALL: (913) 359-6101 EMAIL: Josh@thebattlewithin.org
The Warrior's Journey
They help Veterans in crisis and need of help. They will respond within 24 hours and provide community support, resources, and referrals. Always "warrior-to-warrior" and 100% confidentially. For more information call (417) 567-4800.
Team RWB
Every year, more than 250,000 active duty service members transition out of the military, joining the 3.5 million post-9/11 veterans already living in communities nationwide. They face many challenges including isolation, weight gain, lack of purpose, and other health issues. Team RWB (Red, White & Blue) assists with the isolation and health challenges they face. For more information, contact Paul Wade at p.wade@teamrwb.org.
Treatment Works For Vets
This is a public information website for Veterans, family members, and others interested in learning more about proven mental health treatments for Veterans.
True North
True North is a domestic and sexual violence victim service program. The services provided are designed to empower those who have been battered or abused by an intimate partner, enabling them to begin the healing process and work towards regaining control of their lives again. They provide all victims with safe housing, advocacy and support. This advocacy and support may encompass initial contact through continuous counseling, protection, housing assistance, and appropriate legal actions. Their toll-free crisis hotline is: 1-800-548-2480
United Survivors International
Offers storytelling courses, people who have had personal experiences with suicide learn to prepare for safe and effective storytelling about how they lived through it.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) is part of a nationwide program to improve healthcare and mental health care for Veterans with mental illness. This VA program is a national center, which conducts research, provides clinical programming, and develops educational resources in support of Veterans, families and communities. For more information contact Melissa McHarg at (720) 723-6484 or melissa.mcharge@va.gov.
To get help, call 1-800-273-8255.
Readjustment counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. 1-877-927-8387 is a free, around the clock confidential call center where Veterans, service members and their families can talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in transitioning after military service or trauma and get connected to their nearest Vet Center.
Fortunately, there are many ways to recover from alcohol or drug use disorders. Take the next step and learn about the many VA treatments available, including in- and outpatient care, medications, support groups, specialized therapy, and more. For immediate help call 1-800-273-8255 .
Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinical vocational rehabilitation program.
VA has developed guidance to process cases involving same-sex spousal benefits, and to implement necessary changes swiftly and smoothly in order to deliver the best services to all our nation's Veterans. All Veterans in same-sex marriages who believe they are entitled to benefits should therefore promptly apply for benefits. Furthermore, Veterans whose claims were previously denied based on prior guidance should re-apply for benefits.
For help with treatment and health care related to experiences of Military Sexual Trauma (MST), please contact your local VA medical center and ask to speak to the MST Coordinator.
Uniting for Suicide Postvention (USPV) offers healing and hope to anyone who has lost someone to suicide, regardless of their relationship to that person. For more information, email: uspv@va.gov
If you served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina, you may have had contact with contaminants in the drinking water there. Scientific and medical evidence has shown an association between exposure to these contaminants during military service and development of certain diseases later on. If you have qualifying service at Camp Lejeune and a current diagnosis of one of the conditions listed below, you may be able to get disability benefits.
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Dial 988 then press 1 or text 838255 if you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one. Caring, qualified VA responders are standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The Veterans Crisis Line does not charge for texting to 838255, but message and data rates may apply.
This program provides a recreational working camp for those who need occasional camaraderie which helps to minimize stress and environmental conflict issues. Warriors2US is a place to find either an adrenaline rush and/or a place of peace in a non-clinical therapeutic environment at no initial cost to Veterans. For more information, CALL: (321) 750-3662.
Wounded Warrior Project
The focus and mission of this excellent organization is to serve Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. For more information, contact 877-TEAM-WWP.