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

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America. The American... More >>
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COLUMBIA- There are more than 900,000 Missouri residents who experience a mental illness each year, including nearly 200,000 who experience... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, September 22 2020 Sep 22, 2020 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:26:09 PM CDT September 22, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
LANCASTER COUNTY, PA ( WPMT ) -- "It was really, really hard and scary," said James Stafford, a veteran. ... More >>
6 days ago Friday, September 18 2020 Sep 18, 2020 Friday, September 18, 2020 8:52:12 AM CDT September 18, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
(CNN) -- People who experience post-traumatic stress disorder may be twice as likely to have dementia later in life, according... More >>
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(CNN) -- A mother's depression and anxiety from conception through the first year of the baby's life is associated with... More >>
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(CNN) -- Primary school students in China experienced more depressive symptoms and made more suicide attempts after schools closed for... More >>
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BOONVILLE – An MU Health nurse has found new ways to enjoy life during the past six months. Julie... More >>
1 week ago Saturday, September 12 2020 Sep 12, 2020 Saturday, September 12, 2020 3:58:25 PM CDT September 12, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA -- A 2016 survey by the International Association of Firefighters with NBC News estimates more than 20 percent of... More >>
2 weeks ago Monday, September 07 2020 Sep 7, 2020 Monday, September 07, 2020 8:37:40 AM CDT September 07, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- Every 40 seconds, someone in the world takes their own life. That's at least 800,000 people a year,... More >>
2 weeks ago Thursday, September 10 2020 Sep 10, 2020 Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:51:13 AM CDT September 10, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
(CNN) -- Talking robots that interact with older people could be introduced into care homes to help fight loneliness and... More >>
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(CNN) -- As the coronavirus continues to force social restrictions, Florida musician Marisel Lopez and her band, Algo Nuevo, provide... More >>
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America. The American Psychological Association... More >>
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(CNN) -- Police shot Jacob Blake in front of his children, family attorneys say, and the effects of witnessing such... More >>
3 weeks ago Wednesday, September 02 2020 Sep 2, 2020 Wednesday, September 02, 2020 9:59:29 AM CDT September 02, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
(CNN) -- After Stacy Selby's mother died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 2010, Selby's entire world crashed to pieces.... More >>
3 weeks ago Monday, August 31 2020 Aug 31, 2020 Monday, August 31, 2020 9:54:42 AM CDT August 31, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
(CNN) -- As the coronavirus pandemic gained traction in the United States, internet searches for key words related to panic... More >>
3 weeks ago Friday, August 28 2020 Aug 28, 2020 Friday, August 28, 2020 9:14:05 AM CDT August 28, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
The American Psychiatric Association defines PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) as a psychiatric disorder that manifests as a result of experiencing... More >>
4 weeks ago Wednesday, August 26 2020 Aug 26, 2020 Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:17:08 AM CDT August 26, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
(CNN) -- In the early days of the pandemic, many people came together to help each other, connecting over socially... More >>
1 month ago Monday, August 24 2020 Aug 24, 2020 Monday, August 24, 2020 9:50:48 AM CDT August 24, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
(CNN) -- For Farrah Dixon, the words come slowly and reluctantly, a measure of both how she's been feeling during... More >>
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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