Where to get help: Youth mental health resources in KC, nationwide

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Here are some mental health agencies that connect parents and youths with support groups, therapy and more. Parents can also reach out to their child’s pediatrician or school mental health professionals.

Kansas City area groups

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Greater Kansas City chapter: 816-226-6798, namigreaterkc.org

Missouri Department of Mental Health: For Missourians in the Kansas City area. 888-279-8188, dmh.mo.gov

Wyandot Center for Community Behavioral Healthcare: Crisis line: 913-788-4200, wyandotcenter.org

Johnson County Mental Health Center: Crisis line: 913-268-0156, jocogov.org

Zero Reasons Why: Teen suicide prevention project, based in Johnson County but open to all. zeroreasonswhy.org

Comprehensive Mental Health Services: Family and youth support provided. 816-254-3652, thecmhs.com

The Family Conservancy: Mental health help for the whole family. 913-742-4357, thefamilyconservancy.org

Mattie Rhodes Center: Youth and young adult services. 816-471-2536, mattierhodes.org

National groups

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 800-950-6264, nami.org. For those in crisis, text “NAMI” at 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Mental Health America: Offers a free online mental health screening at mhanational.org

The Trevor Project hotline: 24/7 suicide prevention help for LGBTQ youths. 866-488-7386, thetrevorproject.org

Crisis Text Line: 24/7 access to a crisis counselor. Text “home” to 741741 or go to crisistextline.org

The Star’s Bill Lukitsch contributed.

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