A Brighter Tomorrow

According to a 2017 national survey, one in five Americans has a mental illness. Whether it's you or someone you know, it impacts us all, no matter your age, gender, or race. It can be difficult to talk about, leaving many mid-Missourians feeling alone in the dark. That's why we're shining a light on mental health. You are not alone. KOMU 8 Cares... A Brighter Tomorrow.

A Brighter Tomorrow

(CNN) -- Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us -- it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure;... More >>
2 days ago Friday, February 14 2020 Feb 14, 2020 Friday, February 14, 2020 11:46:11 AM CST February 14, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
Snapchat is checking in with its users' mental health with its newest update. The app, popular with users ranging... More >>
3 days ago Thursday, February 13 2020 Feb 13, 2020 Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:00:27 AM CST February 13, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
A joint study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh shows children may be... More >>
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Mother Nature can be good for your mental health, according to research from the University of Wollongong in South Wales.... More >>
5 days ago Tuesday, February 11 2020 Feb 11, 2020 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:36:33 PM CST February 11, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
A new study from the University of British Columbia in Canada suggests teen birth control use may be linked to... More >>
5 days ago Tuesday, February 11 2020 Feb 11, 2020 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:28:54 PM CST February 11, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it... More >>
5 days ago Tuesday, February 11 2020 Feb 11, 2020 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:19:51 PM CST February 11, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House hosted a summit on transforming mental health on December 19. President Trump promoted a... More >>
5 days ago Tuesday, February 11 2020 Feb 11, 2020 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:10:11 PM CST February 11, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
JERUSALEM – A new study published in PLOS ONE suggests that smoking may be bad for your mental well-being. Israeli... More >>
5 days ago Monday, February 10 2020 Feb 10, 2020 Monday, February 10, 2020 10:29:11 PM CST February 10, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows too much time spent on smartphones or social media... More >>
5 days ago Monday, February 10 2020 Feb 10, 2020 Monday, February 10, 2020 10:14:49 PM CST February 10, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
KANSAS CITY, MO ( WDAF ) -- Yoga is about finding your center. There's a new trend to track down... More >>
6 days ago Monday, February 10 2020 Feb 10, 2020 Monday, February 10, 2020 1:38:25 PM CST February 10, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
AKRON, Ohio ( WEWS ) -- Every day an estimated 22 American veterans commit suicide, an issue Summit County is... More >>
6 days ago Monday, February 10 2020 Feb 10, 2020 Monday, February 10, 2020 1:35:43 PM CST February 10, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
DAVENPORT, Iowa ( WQAD ) -- A Scott County program taking people at the Scott County jail with mental illnesses... More >>
6 days ago Monday, February 10 2020 Feb 10, 2020 Monday, February 10, 2020 1:34:02 PM CST February 10, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
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Mental Health Resources

Crisis Hotlines

  • Mid-Missouri Crisis Line
  • 1-888-761-4357
  • 1-573-445-5035
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline
  • 1-800-273-8255
  • Mental Health Crisis Hotline
  • 1-800-395-2132
  • Vet2Vet: Veteran's Crisis Hotline
  • 1-877-VET2VET (838-2838)
  • United Way 211
  • Cell Phones: 211
  • 1-800-472-4626

Counseling and Treatment in Mid-Missouri

Local Resources and Support Organizations