Your experience matters. Your health matters. You matter.

Mental Health Resources: Why They Matter to Missouri

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Protecting and caring for your mental health is more important than ever. It can seem like the bad news never ends, and it can be easy to feel powerless. I know. I feel that way myself at times. Still, I believe that with the right resources and support systems, we can all be our best and healthiest selves so that we can continue to fight for our communities. Our best chance to win the fight and achieve real change starts within ourselves. Your experience matters. Your health matters. You matter. 

From how we handle stress to how we communicate with each other, to how we form healthy habits and lifestyles, mental health is the most important building block there is. That’s why we need to take care of ourselves and take care of each other.

Unfortunately, not everyone can get the care they need and deserve. Mental health access can face obstacles such as cost, distance, reliable Internet access, and – most often – to on-going and unfair social stigmas that make it difficult to ask for help. To help overcome those obstacles, my campaign has compiled these mental health resources anyone can use. Free, available, and compassionate care should be accessible to everyone.

In Solidarity,

Spencer

Helplines and Referral Services:

  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357)  or TTY: 1-800-487-4889. Also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, specifically targeted to substance  abuse issues.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En español 1-888-628-9454.  The Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis service that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lifeline connects people to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals. You can also chat with Lifeline on the Web.
  • Crisis Text Line- Text “HELLO” to 741741 The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.
  • Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) is a hotline run by the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

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