Immediate life-threatening situation – 911 – ask for Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) – officers who are trained to deal with individuals in mental health crisis; some, but not all police departments have these teams.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 – call 24/7 or chat online
Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition – It’s OK to Talk About It
Mental Health First Aid – course to help people understand mental health challenges and how to respond
Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. – Independence, MO
Swope Park Health Services – Kansas City, MO
Tri-County Mental Health Services – Kansas City, MO
Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health – Kansas City, MO
ReDiscover – Lee’s Summit, MO
Wyandot Center – Kansas City, KS
Mental Health America – B4Stage4 Infographic
Sources of Strength – Youth Suicide Prevention Program
Healthy Minds Canada – good resources for families, teachers, and workplaces
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