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Burrell Behavioral Health Announces New Therapeutic Resources for Medical Professionals, Essential Workers and Community At-Large

Group therapy, sessions and videos for frontline healthcare and essential worker.

COVID-19 has changed the way we live, the way we work, and the way we engage with many of the people in our lives. And even while we continue to “physically distance” to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, it is also essential that we remain socially and emotionally connected to one another.

Since stay-at-home orders were issued in Missouri, Burrell Behavioral Health has launched several virtual, group-based services to help meet the needs of the communities and the essential workers keeping them running. All services are available in all Burrell regions, unless otherwise noted.

“COVID has changed the ways we live and how we connect and interact in our day-to-day relationships. Mental health services absolutely have to change with it,” said Burrell Behavioral Health President & CEO C.J. Davis. “There’s another ‘curve’ coming behind the COVID curve, and that is the developing Mental Health Crisis. We simply must take care of our essential workers and make mental health services easier to begin and receive than ever before. We are proud to expand our telehealth offerings to accomplish this vital task.”

Healthcare and Essential Worker Coping Groups and Support Line

Burrell is offering a FREE, anonymous Essential Worker Support Line (aka a “warm line”) for essential workers and frontline responders in need of support and compassion as they continue to work and support our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Essential Worker Support Line phone number is 417-761-5315 (accessible from all Burrell locations, including Arkansas). Phone carrier charges may apply.

Healthcare and Emergency management employee resources

Burrell is providing healthcare workers and other frontline responders (e.g., emergency management, EMS) with a series of FREE videos that provide education about the acute stress response and how to handle it, as well as access to a regular, anonymous, telephonic group sessions just for frontline workers. Find more information and enroll directly online at https://burrell.formstack.com/forms/healthcare_videos_covid.

Group services for the general public

Burrell is offering daily telephonic “Coping with COVID” group sessions for individuals struggling with the effects of COVID-19. Participants are asked to call and enroll within 24 hours prior to the enrollment deadline for each group to secure a spot. You can call 417-761-5263 to register. Associated costs will be billed to Medicaid or private insurance; self-pay client costs may vary by our sliding fee scale. Learn more at https://www.burrellcenter.com/our-services/therapy-psychiatry/group-therapy/.

Please note: Coping With COVID group sessions are not available to Arkansas residents at this time.

Be Well Community Connections

Every day at 12:45 on Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/burrellcenter), Burrell leads a community-wide check in, open to anyone who just needs to take a few moments to “set your glass down” and find ways to cope and connect in a very chaotic time.

24/7 Crisis Help Line

Individuals experiencing a mental health or substance-abuse crisis should call our 24/7 Crisis Help Line at 1-800-494-7355 (southwest Missouri), 1-800-395-2132 (central Missouri) or 888-518-0108 (northwest Arkansas). A professional crisis counselor will be available to assist you. Please call 911 for any medical-related emergency.

General care

Burrell remains OPEN, both for in-person appointment and – recommended – telephonic outpatient therapy, psychiatric and other services for both existing and new clients. Residents of Southwest Missouri should call 417-761-5000 to inquire about appointments or changing an in-person appointment to be virtual; residents of central Missouri should call 573-777-8300; residents of northwest Arkansas should call 479-565-9471. We are able to conduct assessments and intake new Missouri clients via phone, as well. If an individual’s technology or mental health needs require an in-person visit, our clinics remain open.

Learn more online

Find more information about Burrell’s response at www.burrellcenter.com/covid19response.

About Burrell Behavioral Health:

Burrell Behavioral Health is the second largest behavioral health center in Missouri, working with more than 45,000 clients across 25 counties in Missouri and Arkansas (where Burrell merged with Youth Bridge in 2019). Burrell has more than 150 licensed providers offering a full continuum of care through our integrated network. Services include individual therapy and counseling, addiction recovery, psychiatric and medication management, educational and therapeutic groups, crisis intervention, medication-assisted treatment, adult stabilization, case management, residential treatment, autism services, diagnostic testing and evaluations and developmental disability support. Learn more about Burrell’s programs and services at www.burrellcenter.com.


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24-Hour Crisis Line

If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance-use crisis, please call our toll-free 24-hour telephone line. Our team can help provide immediate assistance.

Southwest Missouri: 1-800-494-7355

Central Missouri: 1-800-395-2132

National Help Line: Call or Text 988