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Youth & Suicide Resource Page

Join Burrell experts for a community conversation about youth and teen suicide.

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among teens in the United States, and the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has only added to the mental strain and pressures affecting our youth. As our kids and teens prepare for a holiday in which their social activities, family traditions, and normal support systems will look very different, it’s vital that we not take a “business as usual” approach to this time and take extra care to prevent the negative mental health effects that isolation, depression and anxiety can have on their lives. They need our support. And they need us!

On Dec. 21, Burrell Behavioral Health hosted a virtual panel titled “Youth & Suicide: Supporting Our Kids' Mental Health During the Holidays.” Behavioral experts from our medical, outpatient and youth services programs shared do’s, don’ts and best practices for engaging youth and monitoring their mental health.

You can watch and share a replay of this panel on our Facebook page or on YouTube

Adam Andreassen, Psy.D., Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Garima Singh, youth and adolescent psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer
Amy Hill, System Director, School-Based Services
Dr. Sara Wilson, System Director, Youth Training and Consultation
Dr. Shelly Farnan, System Director, Diversity & Inclusion


Adult Holiday Depression - Warnings Signs and Tips

Youth Holiday Depression - Warning Signs and Tips

Maintaining Mental Health During COVID - Youth

Maintaining Mental Health During COVID - Parents

Watch our Be Well Community Special: Self-Care and Connection Around Suicide (aired 12/17/2020)

Burrell offers the MyStrength app FREE for our communities. You can learn more here.

Click here for crisis response resources

Click here to learn more about our Behavioral Crisis Center (18 and up)


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