Updates & Notifications
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If you need help: Local Crisis Lines
Kansas City, Missouri Area Crisis Line (Jackson, Johnson, Cass, Lafayette, Platte, Clay and Ray Counties) 1-888-279-8188
Kansas City, Kansas Area Crisis Line (Johnson and Wyandotte County) 913-268-0156
Lawrence, Kansas Area Crisis Line 785-843-9192
St. Louis, Missouri Area Crisis Line Toll Free: (800) 811-4760 Local: (314) 469-6644
National Crisis Lines
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
Crisis Text Line 741-741
Trans LifeLine: translifeline.org
“Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.” 877-585-8860 – 24/7 365
Trevor LifeLine (Crisis line for LGBTQ youth) – 1-866-488-7386
TrevorText – 678-678 thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/
Kansas City Metro Area Warm Lines
Nami Warm Line: Not necessarily in “crisis” but still can use someone to talk to? “Warm” lines are specifically designed to provide added support for individuals experiencing any level of mental distress.
1-800-374-2138; Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm
Mental Health America Of The Heartland: Compassionate Ear mhah.org/find-support/
“Our Warmline is a peer-run listening service that provides non-crisis supportive listening, coping strategies, information, and a reprieve from loneliness or isolation.” 913-281-2251 – 4pm to 10pm Daily including Holidays
St. Louis Area Warm Line, The Friendship Line Toll Free: 1-866-525-1442 Local: 314-652-6105
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some insurance companies offer urgent care, telehealth appointments to their members on an as-needed basis. Please see the information at the links below. Please note you must be a member to access these services.
Mindful By BlueKC (Blue Cross Blue Shield): mindfulbluekc.com
United Healthcare/Optum: liveandworkwell.com/content/en/public.html
I know someone who is struggling to handle all of the stress and changes, what can I do?
Reach out to the Avila Care Team. If you are concerned about their immediate safety, call 911 or Campus Safety at 816.985.6079
If you are feeling stressed out, anxious, depressed, or concerned about your family, friends, or yourself, please contact the Avila Care Team.