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.

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. 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Phone 988
988 is the national three-digit phone number for all mental health, substance use, and suicide crises.
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.
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: (816) 536-0108.
Camp Hope
Camp Hope is a retreat for military veterans wounded in the War on Terror. The mission of Camp Hope is to honor the fallen by helping the wounded. They offer all expenses paid adventures and comradery on their property located in Farmington, MO.
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.
Code 1 Wellness
The mission of Code 1 Wellness gives communities, first responders and veterans the help they deserve through physical, mental, and social well-being treatment.
Community-Led Suicide Prevention
Community-Led Suicide Prevention helps communities come together to create and reach their suicide prevention goals. This web toolkit provides step-by-step information and how-to tools for comprehensive suicide prevention.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment (COMPACT) Act of 2020 allows Veterans in acute suicidal crisis the ability to go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for emergency health care at no cost – including inpatient or crisis residential care for up to 30 days and outpatient care for up to 90 days. Veterans do not need to be enrolled in the VA system to use this benefit. There are eligibility requirements, as well as more information provided in the link.
This flyer shares common questions and answers about this program.
Talks about CAMPACT Act eligibility, how providers can report instances to the VA, care coordination and notification requirement.
This is a list of mental health crisis resources throughout Missouri which are available 24/7.
Disabled Veterans National Foundation
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
Domestic Violence Hotline
For immediate help in Missouri, see the map below for local service providers or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233.
Faith Based Veteran Service Alliance
Their vision is to provide military active duty, veterans, and their families with viable faith-based programs that lead to mental stability, physical strength, spiritual growth, and community involvement.
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.
Heal Our Patriots
Operation Heal Our Patriots gives wounded veterans and their spouses the opportunity for spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment.
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.
Hope for the Warriors
Hope For The Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.
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Jason Howe
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.
KC Warriors Hockey Team
The Kansas City Warriors Hockey program is a 501(c)3, which provides therapeutic healing for disabled veterans.
Defense Suicide Prevention Office
Lethal means safety in suicide involves making a method less available and less likely to cause death in a suicide attempt. The goal is to make suicide methods – or means – more difficult to access when someone is at risk for suicide. Research tells us that putting time and distance between an at-risk individual and a means of suicide is an effective way to prevent suicide death.
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.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Find out how to access VA mental health services for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST), depression, grief, anxiety, and other needs. You can use some services even if you’re not enrolled in VA health care.
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.
Mighty Oaks provides peer-to-peer resiliency and recovery programs that serve as the catalyst to assist our Nation’s Warriors dealing with challenges related to the struggles of daily military life, combat deployments and the symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) offered at no cost to our Nation’s Warriors, including travel at beautiful ranches across the US.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Military sexual trauma (MST) refers to sexual assault or threatening sexual harassment experienced during military service. Veterans of all genders and from all types of backgrounds have experienced MST. If you’re having difficulties related to your experience of MST, the VA can support you in whatever way will help you best.
If you are a service member or family member of the Missouri Army National Guard (MOARNG), the Care Team can provide assistance with many matters in your life such as mental health, spiritual needs, financial needs, personal/professional counseling, and much more! This link provides contacts at MOARNG for all of those needs.
Missouri Community Action Network
Community Action gives people the tools to lift themselves out of poverty.
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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
Missouri legislation was passed effective 28 AUG 2020, establishing the twenty-second day of each month as "Buddy Check 22 Day" in the state to promote education and awareness of the problems of suicide facing military personnel. ALL Missourians are encouraged to learn about how to prevent suicide and raise awareness. Together we can all help prevent suicide.
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential support to people in crisis—for any reason, at any time—24/7. If you need support, are thinking about suicide, are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, or are worried about a friend or loved one, reach out for support by calling or texting 988
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.
Modern Warrior LIVE
Modern Warrior LIVE is a 501(c)(3) organization. Their mission is to break down societal barriers that leave Veterans feeling alone. Through the use of an immersive narrative and music experience, they provide a catalyst for meaningful conversation about mental health, post-traumatic growth, resiliency, and the Veteran experience.
MossRehab Institute for Brain Health
MossRehab Institute for Brain Health (MRIBH) is a community-based comprehensive Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) medical outpatient program that addresses the brain health issues associated with head trauma and PTSD
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.
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.
Operation Restored Warrior
ORW is a faith-based organization which helps Veterans take on the battles of anger, depression, cynicism, rage, addictions, high risk behaviors, lust, resignation and all the other means of numbing your wounded heart.
Peterson Outdoor Ministries
Peterson Outdoors Ministries' (POM) mission is to provide faith based outdoor recreational therapy for injured and recovering Veterans, and their families, as well as youth and adults with disabilities or terminal illness.
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.
Rape & Abuse Crisis Service (RACS)
Their mission is to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking through advocacy, counseling, and shelter services in a space designed for healing and hope.
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.
Department of Veterans Affairs
What is VA S.A.V.E. Training? VA S.A.V.E. Training will help you act with care and compassion if you encounter a Veteran who is in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts. The acronym S.A.V.E. helps you remember the important steps involved in suicide prevention: (S) Signs of suicidal thinking should be recognized, (A) Ask the most important question of all — “Are you thinking of killing yourself?”, (V) Validate the Veteran’s experience, (E) Encourage treatment and Expedite getting help.
This webinar provides VA CFBNP partners with information and resources to aid in eliminating Veterans’ suicide. This presentation is open to Veterans, their families, their beneficiaries, and the general public.
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.
Domestic Violence Hotline
For immediate help in Missouri, see the map below for local service providers or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, 1-800-656-4673.
SOF Missions offers a unique approach to combat veteran suicide and provide care through a whole health interdisciplinary method
Soul Survivor Outdoor
Soul Survivor Outdoor conducts outdoor events that provide an opportunity for dynamic relationship building and restoration of the soul.
St. Michael's Veterans Center
St. Michael’s Veteran’s Center (SMVC) provides a dignified place to live and an opportunity for Veterans to become their best selves. SMVC’s professional staff customizes wraparound solutions to support veterans’ goals around employment, physical and mental health, trauma and addiction management with the means and support necessary to achieve long-term health, employment and financial stability. Their campus is a home and a community where veterans can live their best lives and give back to their community.
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.
Our wellness service, ROGER, is available to all U.S. veterans and service members from every branch and every generation, regardless of discharge status. We were founded by veterans, we're led by veterans, and we're solely focused on the fight against military suicide. ROGER is built for the modern military community. We deliver personalized, suicide-specific care via telehealth to avoid red tape and long wait times. We're independent and don't report back to the VA or DoD, so there's no impact on security clearance or career track. We don't charge for our services or bill insurance, making ROGER available for all who served. Sometimes, you just need to talk to someone who understands. That’s ROGER.
Department of Veterans Affairs
This webinar provides a briefing about Suicide Prevention Training for Veterans, their families, local community organizations, Veterans support organizations and the general public.
Tactical Recovery
Summit BHC created the Tactical Recovery program because few addiction and mental health centers are genuinely qualified in understanding and treating Veterans and first responders. Far too often, individuals in this population do not receive the level of treatment they deserve from people who understand the full impact of military service and other first responder roles. Tactical Recovery offers Veterans mental health and substance use residential treatment services across the country. It has partnered with the VA in order to provide this service to Veterans at no cost to them, to include transportation no matter the distance.
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
Kaufman Fund
The Kaufman Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit supports St Louis area Veterans and children who are at risk of abuse or poverty, needing food, shelter, clothing, medical care and basic needs. This organization may also provide pro bono legal services for certain situations. For more information on that, email Harvey Bloth: harvey@thekaufmanfund.org
Use this form to refer a veteran to The Kaufman Fund Mental Health Collaborative to receive mental health services. This form is for those organizations who are not yet members of the Community Information Exchange (CIE). Once completed, the form needs to be emailed to anortz21@gmail.com AND downslauren123@gmail.com
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.
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
Department of Veterans Affairs
This VA-affiliated organization offers confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Their services include counseling for needs such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). They can also connect you with more support in VA and your community.
This VA-affiliated organization offers confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Their services include counseling for needs such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). They can also connect you with more support in VA and your community. For more information, call (417) 891-4988.
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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.
Warriors at Ease
Warriors at Ease is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2011. Its robust, world-class training programs were created as a result of the success of these studies and directly address the unique physical and mental health challenges faced by service members, their families, and caregivers.
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.
Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy
Established in 2014, the Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy's mission is to provide instruction, training, placement and peer to peer support for military veterans interested in baseball. Recovering Service Members (RSM) who are either active duty or veteran status. We welcome any RSM who is struggling physically or mentally. Any form of disability rating from the VA would normally qualify a veteran. Active Duty personnel will need to disclose some basics of their injuries to qualify without violating HIPPA protections. We primarily serve post 9/11 veterans, but we have made some exceptions to pre-9/11 veterans in the past. We receive an overwhelming number of applications and have to prioritize the post 9/11 veterans with the highest disabilities first.