Department of Health and Office of Violence Prevention Offer Mental Health Resources

Resources and organizations prepared to assist anyone with mental health needs.

October 27, 2022 | 2 min reading time

This article is 2 years old. It was published on October 27, 2022.

Following the tragic events of the shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School on October 24, 2022, the Department of Health and the Office of Violence Prevention convened a discussion of regional mental health leaders with a focus on the immediate and long–term needs of the students, staff, and the community at large. Listed below are resources and organizations prepared to assist anyone with mental health needs.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department - Victim Services Unit

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's Victim Services Unit is available to provide support and resources for all of the students, staff, and families who were present at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. Residents can call 314-444-5836 or email to be connected with an advocate.

Behavioral Health Response

Behavioral Health Response offers the community an immediate resource through BHR's 24/7/365 Crisis Line and Youth Connection Helpline.

If you or someone you know would like to talk with a clinician free of charge, please call 988 or 314-469-6644.

Youth can call 314-819-8802, chat online at or text BHEARD to 31658. Clinicians are on standby waiting to speak with you.

  • Para ayuda en español, llame al 988. Envía un mensaje de texto HOLA al 741741 o mensaje de texto a 442-AYUDAME en WhatsApp para conectarte con un Consejero de Crisis capacitado en español.
  • For Deaf or hearing-impaired individuals, please call TTY: 1-800-799-4889
  • Individuals who are transgender or identify as LGBTQIA* and wish to speak to a counselor specifically trained on LGBTQIA* mental health needs can call the Trans Lifeline at 1-877-8860 or visit

City of St. Louis Crisis Support 

Amanda Luckett Murphy (ALM) Hopewell

Walk In Centers

Children's Services: 5647 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112
Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Adult Services: 909 N 14th Street, St. Louis, MO 63106
Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Trauma Services: 4236 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Peak Response Trauma Program

This unique program is setting a milestone as the only program of its kind, serving the city of St. Louis! This program is specifically designed to decrease the negative effects of trauma on communities. It offers support to children, families, and communities in the STL city area, who are impacted by TRAUMA.

Peak Response Trauma Program Flyer
Peak Response Trauma Program Brochure
Drop In Center for Information

BJC Behavioral Health

Walk In Centers

Downtown Walk-In Clinic: 1430 Olive Street, Suite 400 (fourth floor), St. Louis, MO 63103
Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

North Walk-In Clinic: 1150 Graham Road, Suite 106, Florissant, MO 63031
Open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Places for People
(please let us know you were impacted by this event so we can prioritize your call).

Walk In Center

1001 Lynch Street, St Louis, MO 63118

City of St. Louis Behavioral Health Support

  • Provident Behavioral Health 314-533-8200 
  • Family Forward 314-534-9350 
  • Care and Counseling 314-878-4340 
  • Lutheran Family and Children’s Services 314-787-5100 
  • Youth In Need Counseling Services 314-594-5010 in St. Louis County 
    Clients must be youth under 19 years old who live or attend school in St. Louis, St. Charles, or Lincoln Counties. All counseling services are provided at no cost.

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