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EXPERIENCING A CRISIS?
TEXT MOSAFE  TO 741741.

Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of Crisis Text Line's Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.

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HOW DOES THE TEXT LINE WORK?

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Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works:

1. Text MOSAFE to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis.
2. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform.
3. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

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FAST FACTS

Suicide is a public health problem. Let’s change this and make Missouri safer. Learn the warning signs and how to help.

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Loneliness types, symptoms, and definitions — and how you can help

Loneliness is an emotional state that comes from feeling isolated from a certain situation. The key emphasis here is feeling — you can easily feel isolated from a situation or community even if you aren’t technically alone. It’s the perception of being alone that matters.

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Emotional Abuse: Facts, Symptoms, How to Handle, and How to Help

Abuse doesn’t just come in a physical form — and emotional and verbal abuse can carry just as much damage and lasting effects. Emotional abuse can also go hand-in-hand with other forms of mistreatment, and is a major sign of an unhealthy relationship.

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Depression: Symptoms, fast facts, and how to get help

Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness. Learn more about depression, including types of depressions, symptoms, and treatment methods.

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RESOURCES FOR TEENS

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You and the people you care about deserve a welcoming, loving world.

The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. Explore topics and connect with others for support and encouragement.

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"Suicide: A Topic Worth Talking About" is an essay written by a SPTS Youth Council Member and high school student.

The stigma against mental health is a real barrier to individuals seeking help and starting a conversation. Read the essay and learn more about suicide prevention.

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The Trans Lifeline is an organization run by, and for, trans people to provide peer support for trans people in crisis. 

In addition to emotional distress, trans people experience disproportionate violence and mistreatment. The Lifeline seeks to offer a sense of community and protection.

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention works to support the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health challenges or a crisis, the AFSP offers hotlines and support resources to help.

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Find more resources for young people from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

Find more resources for LGBTQ young people from the American Association of Suicidology

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RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

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Wondering how to support your child or loved one? The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide has developed an online learning experience for parents and caring adults.

Learn from mental health professionals and unlock dozens of informational videos.

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The Family Acceptance project works to strengthen families as they support the LGBTQ young people in their lives.

Find resources on how to best support the young person in your life or your community, as well as videos from real families.

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Education is key to understanding what puts youth at risk for suicide and what protects them.

Equip yourself with information and resources to facilitate conversations and offer support to the child, tween, or teen in your life.

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Find more resources for parents from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

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EXPLORE OUR CONTENT AND SHARE OUR MESSAGE

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Looking for ways to raise awareness of suicide prevention and start a conversation with those around you? Your support and advocacy are vital to breaking the stigma around mental health challenges.

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You can download our campaign materials to use in your community.

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