“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh

We here at the SPAN/SPIN Lab know that our community collectively went through quite the experience with the pandemic and we know that sometimes you just need some extra help to get through the tough times. We have compiled a list of local mental health resources in the St. Louis / Metro East area.

We hope that you realize that you are not alone, that we are all in this together, and most importantly — that there is hope.

For Adults:

Start Here – St. Louis Area Resource Directory

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.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Location: All over America

Phone Number: 1-888-333-2377

Website: Home | AFSP

Avenues Counseling

Provides mental health counseling services to all who have need, regardless of one’s ability to pay. They offer services for individuals, couples, families, and children/adolescents.

Location: 1612 S. Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63117.

Phone Number: 314-529-1391

Website: www.avenuescounselingcenter.org

Barnes Jewish West County Hospital

Provides psychiatric evaluations and treatment, accepts most insurance plans, and can help patients without insurance pay hospital bills. Has same day access/walk-in clinic.

Location: 12634 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141

Phone Number: 314-542-9378

Website: Same Day Access (bjcbehavioralhealth.org)

Behavioral Health Response – Telephone Only

Services provided include crisis counseling, mobile outreach, and suicide intervention.

Location: Telephone Counseling

Phone Number: 314-469-3638 (active crisis)

Website: We care, we listen, we respond 24 hours a day.

Bilingual International Assistant Services – Telephone Only

Facilitates mental health therapy for non-native English speakers by providing interpreters.

Location: Telephone Counseling

Phone Number: 314-645-7800

Website: www.bilingualstl.org

BJC Behavioral Healthcare

Provides and coordinates an array of mental health services for residents of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and the counties of St. Francois, Iron, and Washington, Missouri.

Location: Multiple – Locations (bjcbehavioralhealth.org)

Phone Number: 1-877-729-4004

Website: http://www.bjcbehavioralhealth.org

Care and Counseling (affordable faith-based counseling)

Services include mental health services for children, adults and families, as well as congregational and clergy training and psychoeducation programs.

Location: 12141 Ladue Rd. Saint Louis, MO 63141

Phone Number: 314-878-4340

Website: Home – Care and Counseling – Care and Counseling

Catholic Family Services

A non-profit professional counseling agency that provides individual, group, and family counseling to anyone regardless of age, race, religion, gender, nationality, or marital status. They offer psychiatry as well, and accept insurance or have a sliding scale for those without insurance. They also provide interpreters for non-English speakers.

Location: 4445 LINDELL BLVD. | ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Phone Number: 314-367-5500

Website: Saint Louis Counseling

Center for Counseling and Family Therapy (SLU)

Individual, marriage, and family counseling. This is a practicum site for graduate students at Saint Louis University. Counselors receive weekly supervision from the licensed staff.

Location: 3700 Lindell Blvd. Morrissey Hall, Suite 1100 – St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone Number: 314-977-2505

Website: Family Counseling

Additionally, there is a program for the clinical psych PhD program: https://www.slu.edu/arts-and-sciences/psychology/center-clinics/psychological-services-center.php

Center for Trauma Recovery (UMSL)

Short-term psychotherapy for trauma survivors (individual, group, family, and couples). Extensive experience with interpersonal violence. Sliding fee scale.

Location: 1 University Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63121-4400

Phone Number: 314-516-6738

Website: Center for Trauma Recovery | UMSL

Centerstone of Illinois

Provides group, individual, couples, and family counseling, as well as substance abuse treatment and psychiatric treatment.

Location: Many – Centerstone Locations

Phone Number: 1-877-467-3123

Website: Centerstone – Illinois

Change, Inc.

Provides counseling for individuals and couples.

Location: 5859 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63109

Phone Number: 314-669-6242

Website: Change, Inc. St. Louis Counseling

Chestnut Health Systems

Provides group, individual, couples, and family counseling, as well as substance abuse treatment and psychiatric treatment.

Location: Many – see website

Phone Number: 618-877-0316 (Illinois), 1-800-446-0972 (Missouri)

Website: Get Help Now | Safe With Chestnut | Chestnut Health Systems

Christian Psychological and Family Services

Non-denominational Christian counseling for couples, families, children, and individuals. Sliding scale.

Location: 9390 Olive, Olivette, MO 63132

Phone Number: 314-567-4994

Website: Dynamic Marriage – Christian Psychological And Family Services

Compass Health Center

Provides counseling, psychiatry, community support, crisis services, and prevention services to Franklin, Lincoln, Warren, and St. Charles Counties.

Location: Many – Locations – Compass Health Network

Phone Number: 1-844-853-8937

Website: Compass Health Network – Inspire Hope. Promote Wellness.

Independence Center

A community-based rehabilitation program for adults with severe and persistent mental illness in the St. Louis area. Provides rehabilitation and employment, education, social and housing opportunities, and training.

Location: 4245 Forest Park Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone Number: 314-533-4245

Website: https://independencecenter.org/

Jewish Family and Children’s Service

Through a comprehensive range of services, JFS helps seniors remain independent and connected to the community, reduces hunger, and empowers children to thrive. JFS serves people in need, inclusive of all ages, races, religions, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and abilities.

Location: 10950 Schuetz Rd, | St. Louis, MO 63146

Phone Number: 314-993-1000

Website: Home – JFS – Jewish Family Services

Life Source Consultants

Provides counseling and other support services for women who are survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence.

Location: City and County of St. Louis

Phone Number: 314-524-0686

Website: Life Source Consultants | Domestic & Sexual Violence Crisis Center

Lutheran Family and Children’s Services

Counseling for individuals, families, and couples. Specialized treatment for older adults. Sliding scale.

Location: Many – Locations – Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri

Phone Number: 1-866-326-5327

Website: Individual Therapy – Lutheran Family

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.

Phone Number: 1-800-273-8255 / or dial 988 (as of July 16, 2022)

Website: Lifeline (suicidepreventionlifeline.org)

Places For People

Provides programs, services, and referrals for people with serious mental illnesses, typically accompanied for complex and multilayered challenges such as chronic homelessness, substance abuse disorder, primary health disorders, and trauma.

Location: 1001 Lynch Street, St. Louis, MO 63118

Phone Number: 314-535-5600 // Crisis Line: 1-800-811-4760

Website: Home – Places for People

Safe Connections

Safe Connections is proud to be one of the St. Louis region’s oldest and largest organizations working to prevent and end domestic and sexual violence while helping survivors thrive. Our services in prevention education, crisis intervention and therapy make a big difference for families and the health of our community.

Location: 2165 Hampton Ave St. Louis, MO 63139

Phone Number: 24/7 Crisis Helpline: 314-531-2003 // Business Line: 314-646-7500

Website: Home – Safe Connections

St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute

Provides evidence-based behavioral medicine for individuals and families, including outpatient and partial hospitalization programs. They offer general services as well as specialty programs for anxiety, OCD, children, adolescents, religion-based therapy, women’s wellness, eating disorder treatment, and health psychology. Insurance Based Only.

Location: Multiple in Stl and IL, see bottom of website

Phone Number: 314-289-9411

Website: St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute

St. Louis Empowerment Center – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

A recovery drop-in center for people who are mental health consumers or who have co-occurring disorders. All activities and programs free of charge. No referrals required. All consumers welcome.

Location: 907 Dock St, St. Louis MO 63147

Phone Number: 314-652-6100

Website: DBSA St. Louis Empowerment Center

Washington University Psychological Service Center

An outpatient mental health center operated by Washington University that offers confidential services to anyoe in the community on a sliding scale fee.

Location: 7 North Jackson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105

Phone Number: 314-935-6555

Website: Psychological Service Center

For Children/Adolescents:

Annie Malone Children & Family Services

Annie Malone offers Crisis Care and Emergency Placement services. This service provides a safe 24-hour environment designed with intervention measures to immediately alleviate the crisis by providing emergency shelter, food, clothing, educational needs, conflict resolution, emergency medical attention, and counseling referrals to prevent child abuse and neglect. The program helps to reduce parental stress, improve family communication skills, and prevent future crises.

Location: 2612 Annie Malone Drive • St. Louis, MO 63113

Phone Number: 314-531-0120

Website: HOME | anniemalone.com

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.

Phone Number: Text “HOME” to 741-741

Website: Crisis Text Line | Text HOME To 741741 free, 24/7 Crisis Counseling

Epworth Children and Family Services

Epworth is a multiservice agency that seeks to empower youth who have experienced trauma to realize their unique potential by meeting essential needs, cultivating resiliency, and building community.

Location: Multiple in St. Louis Region – Locations

Phone Number: 314-961-5718 // 24/7 Helpline: 314-727-6294 or 1-800-899-KIDS (5437)

Website: Home – Epworth Children & Family Services

GLBT National Help Center

Provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Location: Nationwide – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Near Me (glbtnearme.org)

Phone Number: National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-7743

Website: GLNH.ORG

Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital

Provides Inpatient Acute treatment services to children and adolescents from across Missouri. 

Location: 1901 Pennsylvania Avenue – St. Louis, Missouri 63133

Phone Number: 314-512-7800

Website: Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital

Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO)

Providing peer facilitated crisis prevention, suicide intervention and postvention support to youth in the St. Louis metropolitan area. KUTO trains youth with the skills, confidence and courage to help a friend or peer by implementing the “teens helping teens help themselves” philosophy.

Location: 2718 South Brentwood Boulevard St. Louis, Missouri 63144

Phone Number: 314-963-7571 // KUTO Crisis Helpline Local: 314.644.5886 / Toll Free: 888.644.5886

Website: Kids Under Twenty One

St. Louis Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center

Specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of emotion, cognition and/or behavior affecting children from infancy to age 21. 

Location: One Children’s Place St. Louis, MO 63110

Phone Number: 1-800-678-5437

Website: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center | St. Louis Children’s Hospital

The Spot – For Teens and Young Adults (WashU)

Youth partnering with the community for social justice and health represents the vision for The SPOT. True to this vision, The SPOT welcomes ALL youth (13-24) and responds to their particular needs through a comprehensive model of health and social services.

Location: 4169 Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, MO  63108

Phone Number: 314-535-0413

Website: The Spot Home

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.

Location: Nationwide

Phone Number: We’re here for you Now – Call, Chat, Or Text

Website: The Trevor Project | For Young LGBTQ Lives

Washington University-Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center St. Louis

Our physicians specialize in the assessment and care of children with serious and complex mental health conditions, who generally require comprehensive treatment planning in an academic medical center setting.

Location: 4444 Forest Park Ave., Suite 2600 | St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone Number: 314-286-1700

Website: Clinical Services | Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry