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If you, your child, or someone you know is feeling suicidal right now, please reach out for help. The most important step is to TELL SOMEONE so that this person can begin receiving help. You may call the Ozark Center Crisis line at 417-347-7720 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

To access Talk2Me, a mental health crisis texting hotline, text "Talk2Me" 81509 and a trained professional will answer your text and provide help. 

You may also dial 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.

For more information on suicide prevention, emotional distress and how you can help visit the Jason Foundation.


If your child is struggling and needing help, a good place to start is contacting your child's pediatrician to seek advice about treatment. Additionally, there are many counseling services available locally. Please see the resources section for a list of local counselors and crisis helpline numbers. 


ParentLink will help you find answers to parenting questions and provide additional support. Professionals discuss problems with you and offer trusted information, suggest services and/or offer referrals to services that may also be of help. There are multiple ways to reach ParentLink

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