We recognize that sometimes it’s easier to access help online than in-person, so we’ve tried to gather resources for UMKC students that we feel are useful.

The following links and contact information will take you to various online self-help resources outside of UMKC. These sites cover a wide variety topics including community resources, crisis support, stress management and more. Please note that Counseling Services, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Missouri Board of Curators do not own and are not responsible for the content of these external websites.

See this post for additional on-line resources, including MOM workshop! 

Community Resources

Community Resource Guide
The Community Resource Guide is a PDF publication by KCHealthResource.org, your source for health care options for uninsured and underinsured persons in the Greater Kansas City Area.

United Way of Greater Kansas City
816-474-5112 or 211
The United Way of Greater Kansas City is a free and confidential service that connects people to everyday needs such as counseling, health clinics, job training, food pantries, etc.

Crisis Support Lines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress as well as prevention and crisis resources.

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
The Crisis Text Line provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress via text message.

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)
24-hour crisis lines: 816-531-0233 or 913-642-0233
MOCSA provides support to survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse through prevention, advocacy, education, and treatment services.

First Step for Help
1-888-279-8188 or 1-800-955-8339 (TTY)
First Step for Help is a regional crisis hotline service by CommCare. It provides 24/7 support for people in distress.

Compassionate Ear Warm Line
1-866-WARM-EAR (1-866-927-6327)
A peer-operated listening service for persons in need of support offered by Mental Health of American in the Heartland (MHAH). It is available daily from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The Trevor Lifeline
1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
The Trevor Lifeline is a free and confidential crisis intervention service by The Trevor Project, which supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

College Student Mental Health

Go Ask Alice!
The Go Ask Alice! site is supported by a team at Columbia University composed of members with advanced degrees in a host of relevant fields poised to aswer your health questions. public health, health education, medicine, counseling, and a number of other relevant fields.

Half of Us
Through Half of Us, mtvU and The Jed Foundation raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to appropriate resources for help.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
ADAA is an international leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression and related disorders.

Mental Help Net
MentalHelp.net is developed and maintained by American Addiction Centers, Inc. The site provides online mental health and wellness education.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.


The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

PFLAG-KC is a robust local chapter of PFLAG, the nation’s foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Human Rights Campaign
The HRC is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization working for the basic equal rights of the LGBTQ community.

Veterans and Military Families

The American Legion

Military OneSource

Department of Veterans Affairs

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Vet Center Program

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Next Steps for Vets

Relaxation Recordings

Guided Mindfulness Practices from the UM System

Relaxation Exercises at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Spanish and English Relaxation Exercises – University of San Diego