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

The art of decluttering has taken America by storm over the last year. The movement started with Marie Kondo's Netflix... More >>
3 weeks ago Thursday, March 05 2020 Mar 5, 2020 Thursday, March 05, 2020 11:16:30 AM CST March 05, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
(CNN) – In Calhoun, Georgia, a city of around 16,000 residents 70 miles outside of Atlanta, Walmart is testing out... More >>
3 weeks ago Wednesday, March 04 2020 Mar 4, 2020 Wednesday, March 04, 2020 9:14:42 AM CST March 04, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
According to the American Psychiatric Association, bipolar disorder is a mental illness where shifts in emotions become intense and unpredictable.... More >>
3 weeks ago Tuesday, March 03 2020 Mar 3, 2020 Tuesday, March 03, 2020 7:53:39 AM CST March 03, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
HARTSBURG - Farmers in rural areas often struggle to get easy access to behavioral health care. Hartsburg native and... More >>
1 month ago Sunday, February 23 2020 Feb 23, 2020 Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:25:54 PM CST February 23, 2020 in News
According to the American Psychiatric Association, bipolar disorder is a mental illness where shifts in emotions become intense and unpredictable.... More >>
3 weeks ago Monday, March 02 2020 Mar 2, 2020 Monday, March 02, 2020 9:14:53 AM CST March 02, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
It's a proven way to boost your mental health, and it's not another medication. Doctor Frank McGeorge explains exercise... More >>
1 month ago Friday, February 28 2020 Feb 28, 2020 Friday, February 28, 2020 10:53:41 AM CST February 28, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives has just approved a bill that would expand opportunities for veterans to... More >>
1 month ago Thursday, February 27 2020 Feb 27, 2020 Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:24:52 PM CST February 27, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
(CNN) -- Children's lives may not be as hard as adults' lives, but sometimes their moodiness and sadness are more... More >>
1 month ago Thursday, February 27 2020 Feb 27, 2020 Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:34:08 PM CST February 27, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
JEFFERSON CITY - One group of former service men and women is making a difference across the state providing help... More >>
1 month ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:10:57 PM CST February 25, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
(CNN) -- Snuggling next to my kitties while their furry chests softly rumble is a proven antidote to the day's... More >>
1 month ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:16:39 AM CST February 25, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
(CNN) -- Before classes had even begun, a judge stood in front of Justin's law school class to tell them... More >>
1 month ago Monday, February 24 2020 Feb 24, 2020 Monday, February 24, 2020 3:35:10 PM CST February 24, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
Anxiety is your body's reaction to stress. According to the American Psychiatric Association, anxiety disorders are the most common type... More >>
1 month ago Monday, February 24 2020 Feb 24, 2020 Monday, February 24, 2020 11:28:03 AM CST February 24, 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