Resources for National Suicide Prevention Month


In 2022, 49,500 people took their own lives in the U.S., the highest number ever*. Suicide is currently the 2nd leading cause of death for those ages 10-34 in Missouri. 1,177 Missourians died by suicide in 2021
(most current state data)**, while thousands more were treated for self-inflicted injuries.

It is difficult to know if someone is feeling suicidal and even harder to know how to help. LFCS put together a brief youth & teen suicide prevention video designed to give basic information about suicide prevention. One life lost to suicide it too many. Please take 2 minutes to see what you can do to help prevent a tragedy from happening in your community.

Crisis Hotline Resources:

Call 988 to reach the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Text “MOSAFE” to 988 for the Missouri Crisis Text Line
Text “NAMI” to 741-741 for the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Crisis Text Line

For information about LFCS counseling services, call 866-326-LFCS (5327) or email [email protected].