Missouri Mental Health Hotlines

Just under half (49%) of Missouri’s population lives in an area that is officially underserved when it comes to mental healthcare availability. The national average of 29% is significantly lower, yet still much too high. Missouri consistently ranks in the bottom third or quarter of states when it comes to a multitude of mental health indicators. In fact, the state ranked 44th on a recent National Institute of Health study when it came to the overall well-being of all fifty states. Missouri abounds with stunning scenery and wildlife. Unfortunately, mental illness is also a prevalent feature in this state. According to a study by KFF, approximately 34.3% of Missouri residents report they have anxiety and/or depression. This is higher than the national average of 32.3%, which is a sobering statistic. Fortunately, help is out there. You don’t have to suffer alone with addiction, panic attacks, debilitating anxiety or any form of depression. Even if you’re not sure what’s wrong, there’s someone who can guide you. We’ve put together free national and Missouri mental health hotline listings to get you started on the road to recovery.

The National Mental Health Hotline

If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-888-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.

Missouri DMH

The state’s Department of Mental Health offers Access Crisis Intervention (ACI), and a list of phone numbers by county can be found here. According to the site, “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.”

National Mental Health Hotline Listings



The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is one of the most respected organizations in the nation for mental health advocacy and education. This administration has a nationwide crisis hotline Missouri residents can call for immediate assistance with addiction, substance abuse and mental health issues, including but not limited to depression and anxiety. (800) 662-HELP (4357)


Another free mental health hotline Missouri residents can call is provided through NAMI — the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Helpline volunteers are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to talk you through your mental health crisis. Some of the reasons you might call could be if you suspect you have depression or anxiety or if you know you do and need someone to listen. This organization can also counsel you on substance abuse and refer you to local help. Call: (800) 950-NAMI (6264) Text: HelpLine to 62640 Email: helpline@nami.org

Missouri Mental Health Hotline Listings

Time 2 Act Missouri

Time 2 Act Missouri is a statewide initiative that provides mental health and substance abuse intervention services via phone. Although one of the main issues this organization deals with is opiate abuse and addiction, you can call for other mental health related reasons. Any resident in need of substance abuse or mental health treatment can call the appropriate Missouri mental health hotline for their county to connect with a caring, qualified professional. Call: Find the helpline number for your county at Time 2 Act Missouri

Missouri 988

If you’re in crisis and need help immediately, it’s as close as 988. You can dial the number on your phone, text it or reach out online through Missouri 988’s website. When you call this number, you’re immediately connected to a highly qualified and trained crisis specialist. Your representative can talk you through whatever’s going on and guide you to the next steps. They can even help you access local help in person if you need it. Call, Text or Chat: 988

Call Us to Find Help

Mental Health Helpline is your source for mental health and substance abuse referrals. Our compassionate professionals are here to listen whenever you need a friendly ear. Once we’ve evaluated your needs, we can refer you to the right hotline or treatment professional for you. Recovery is a journey, and every journey begins with a single step. Call us today and we’ll help you take that step. We’re in your corner, so you can trust you’re never alone as you head toward a better life.