Mental Health Guide

Crisis Hotlines

  • Mental Health Crisis Hotline (Burrell Behavioral Health)
  • Mid-Missouri Crisis Line
    Columbia: 573-445-5035
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline
  • Vet2Vet: Veteran’s Crisis Hotline
    1-877-VET2VET (838-2838)
  • United Way 211
    From a cell phone dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-427-4626

Select Reading Lists & Library Resources

Evaluation, Counseling & Treatment

  • Arthur Center
    Provides outpatient behavioral health services and crisis intervention for youth and adults of east central Missouri (including Callaway County).
  • Burrell Behavioral Health
    Burrell is a private, not for profit organization that provides a wide range of mental health services for individuals and families.
  • Family Counseling Center of Missouri, Inc.
    Not-for-profit mental health service organization with both outpatient clinics and residential treatment centers in mid-Missouri.
  • Fulton State Hospital
    A regional long-term adult inpatient facility serving 31 counties in central and northern Missouri and providing “Maximum Security and Intermediate Security Forensic mental health services for the entire state of Missouri.”
  • Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
    Find information on Posttraumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), counseling and other support services for veterans, families and caregivers.
  • Missouri Psychiatric Center (Formerly Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center)
    Treatment services for “adults, adolescents, children and their families who are in crisis or who need a comprehensive diagnosis evaluation in an inpatient setting.”
  • New Horizons
    Not-for-profit mental health program providing adult psychiatric services, assistance with medication, drop-in rehabilitation, structured substance abuse treatment programs and support for transition from homelessness.
  • Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
    Not-for-profit center serving 30 Missouri counties with in-home psychiatric rehabilitation, out-patient mental health, substance abuse services and adolescent and adult residential treatment.
  • Phoenix Programs, Inc.
    A behavioral health center focusing on individuals and their families who seek long term recovery from substance use disorders and enhancement of mental and physical wellness. Programs include residential treatment for adult men and outpatient treatment for men, women and adolescents.
  • University of Missouri Psychological Services Clinic
    Through the university’s Department of Psychological Services, the clinic provides outpatient counseling and therapy for children and adults in the Columbia area.

Local Resources & Support Organizations

National Resources & Information

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
    Search by topic to find information on disorders, treatment and resources.
  • AllPsych – DSMV-IV
    Provides authoritative definitions and diagnosis of mental disorders.
  • Mental Health America
    A non-profit organization working to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans.
  • MindFreedom International
    A non-profit organization focusing on treatment alternatives and human rights for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    Information, reports and updates on treatment from government and privately funded research. Includes information on clinical trials, medications and statistics with many printable publications and fact sheets on frequently asked questions.
  • Say No to Stigma – a blog of The Menninger Clinic
    Doctors and other staff from one of the country’s premier psychiatric hospitals write about mental health topics in an effort to remove the stigma that so often surrounds people with mental illness.
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
    Government agency providing mental health publications, data, a service locator and links to help hotlines.