IMPORTANT: If you or a loved one are in crisis, please call or text 988 and if you are in an emergency please call WUPD (314-935-5555) or 911.

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National Programs

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

  • Crisis line (24/7): 988 OR 1-800-273-8255
  • Website: 988 Lifeline
  • The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is a 24/7 suicide and crisis hotline, general referrals, brief therapy over the phone, and case management. This hotline helps people struggling with depression, suicide, grief, stress, domestic violence, relationship problems, and other challenges.

Crisis Text Line (CTL)

  • Crisis Line (24/7): Text 988 or Text “HOME” to 741741
  • Website: Crisis Text Line
    • Visit the CTL website to chat with a trained counselor or learn more.
  • CTL provides the same services as the National Suicide Prevention Hotline in a texting format.

Trevor Project

  • Crisis line (24/7): 866-488-7386
  • Text (24/7): “START” to 678-678
  • Chat (24/7): TrevorChat
  • Website: The Trevor Project
  • The Trevor Project is a national organization for LGBTQIA+ youth. It provides suicide and crisis intervention through the crisis line and both text options.

Local Programs

Washington University Police Department (WUPD)

  • Number: 314-935-5555
  • Crisis trained officers can provide aid and medical support to individuals in scenarios involving self-harm. 

Behavioral Health Response (BHR) Crisis Hotline

  • Number: 314-469-6644
  • WebsiteBHR
  • Behavioral Health Response is a professionally staffed, accredited clinical call center that provides expert crisis response services 24/7.