INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT
Phone & Online Support:
Hotlines (crisis lines run by trained individuals):
Missouri Access Crisis Intervention Hotline – 888.279.8188
Johnson County Mental Health 24-hour Crisis Line – 913.268.0156
MOCSA (sexual trauma) – 816.531.0233 or 913.642.0233
National Domestic Violence Hotline – 800.799.SAFE (800.799.7233)
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) – 800.656.HOPE (800.656.4673)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800.273.8255 (Veterans option available)
National Hopeline Network – 800-SUICIDE (Spanish 800-SUICIDA)
S.A.F.E. Alternatives (self-injury) – / 800.DON’T.CUT (800.366.8288)
Text TALK to 741741 to text with a trained crisis counselor from Crisis Text Line for free, 24/7
TrevorLifeline (LGBTQ Youth): 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386
TrevorText: Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 or TrevorChat: Via the trevorproject.org
Check with your insurance company as many offer crisis line or case management support.
Warmlines (peer-run listening lines for support):
Compassionate Ear – 866.WARM.EAR (866.927.6327) or 913.281.2251
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – 800.374.2138 9am-9pm 7 days/week
LGBT National Hotline Peer-support and local resources for all ages 1-888-843-4564
SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline Peer-support and local resources for older adults 1-888-234-SAGE
Trans Lifeline Support for transgender people, by transgender people 1-877-565-8860
Click here for a document you can print or save that has many different resources for clients including treatment resources in general and specific to COVID-19; online recovery supports; guidance for families; and transition from home to school.
Bert Nash Community Mental Health - Douglas county KS
Comprehensive Mental Health - Independence, MO
Johnson County Mental Health - Johnson county KS
Kansas City CARE Clinic - Kansas City
Mental Health America - throughout Kansas City, MO & KS
Preferred Family Healthcare - throughout MO & KS
Rediscover Mental Health & Substance Abuse - Kansas City downtown, south, and Lee's Summit
Swope Health Services - throughout Kansas City
Tri-County Mental Health - Clay, Platte, Ray counties
Truman Behavioral Health - downtown KC and Lee's Summit Rd
Wyandot Center - Wyandot county KS
*Clinics may offer free and/or significantly reduced services.
Suggestions for free/back-up internet:
-Local public libraries - you can use one of their computers, which will have internet access. Ask if they have a private room with a computer available if needed.
-Restaurants, coffee shops, etc. - you can often find a free WiFi connection, but keep in mind this would not be a secure and private option.
-Ask a neighbor to use their internet connection on a temporary or emergency basis.
-Check with your cable company to see if they have free hotspots available. This option may be helpful when you away from your home internet.
-Use your smart phone's data as a personal hotspot to connect other devices to the internet. You can usually find this option in your phone settings. Unless you have unlimited data, keep in mind this option may cost you extra.
-Search for free internet hotspots by typing "free internet hotspot" into Google or another search engine.
*Free/public WiFi is not considered secure and private, use caution when connecting to these. This is particularly important to consider when you are using the connection for online therapy sessions.
Missouri: Professional Counseling (LPC)
Kansas: Professional Counseling (LCPC)
*Please click on a profession or credential above to be directed to the website for the licensing/regulatory agency to verify licensure or certification standing, to file a complaint, to ask questions, or to obtain general information.