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Crisis Care Resources

All of us struggle with emotional or psychological challenges, and when we do, we should work with licensed mental health professionals. When a crisis hits, we can lean on our therapists to support us, and they will guide us through it, including seeking out higher levels of care if necessary.

 

However, relying on crisis support services becomes necessary if we do not have a therapist. If you ever feel unstable or unsafe or concerned that you might hurt yourself or others, it's time to reach out for help. Our goal is to help you identify resources you might need in a time of crisis.

Emergency Medical Service

911: If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911.

Crisis Lines

Below are crisis support resources for specific crisis needs, depending on your background and needs.

  • Access Crisis Intervention Mental Health Crisis: (888) 279-8188

  • National Suicide Prevention: (800) 273-8255

  • Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to 741-741

  • Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255 (Press 1)

  • Law Enforcement (COPLINE) Call: 1-800-267-5463

  • Fire/EMS HelplineCall: 1-888-731-3473

  • Safe Call Now: 1-206-459-3020 24/7 helpline staffed by first responders for first responders and their family members. They can assist with treatment options for responders suffering from mental health, substance abuse, and other personal issues.

  • Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 491-1114

  • Rose Brook's (Domestic violence shelter): (816) 861-6100

  • Synergy (Domestic violence and crisis shelter): (816) 321-7050

  • American Addiction Centers Hotline: (888) 509-5722

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1(800) 662-HELP (4357)

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Hotline: (844) 289-0879

Community Mental Health Centers

For urgent, inpatient, or intensive outpatient needs

  • Kansas City VA Medical Center Mental Health Clinic: (816) 861-4700 EXT 52641 (the mental health clinic number is the same for KC and all of its satellite locations)

  • Signature (includes inpatient and Valor Recovery Program: (816) 691-5103

  • University of Kansas Health System, Strawberry Hill: (913) 588-1227

  • Comprehensive: (816) 254-3652

  • Pathways: (888) 403-1071

  • ReDiscover: (816) 966-0900

  • Swope Health Services: (816) 923-5800

  • Tri-County: (816) 468-0400

  • Truman Behavioral Health: (816) 404-5700

  • AdventHealth Shawnee Mission: (913) 676-2000

KCPD Crisis Intervention Team

  • KCPD Crisis Intervention Team (CIT): (816) 581-0696 \

  • KCPD CIT email: CIT@KCPD.org 

  • KCPD Crisis Line associated with the CIT: 1-888-279-8188

Child or Elder Abuse

  • In Missouri, report child abuse through the hotline for MO Dept. of Social Services Children’s Division: (800) 392-3738

  • In Missouri, report dependent adult or elder abuse through the hotline for MO Health and Senior Services: (800) 392-0210 

  • In Kansas, report either child or adult abuse via this hotline: 1-800-922-5330