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Youth Connection Helpline.

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St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline Resource.

The Youth Connection Helpline is a dedicated 24/7 hotline for youth, parents, guardians, or other concerned individuals to access crisis intervention, behavioral health and substance use assessment, and service linkage. Services are provided by experienced crisis intervention professionals trained in the 988 intervention model. These clinicians are readily available by phone, SMS text, web chat, and in person through mobile outreach.

The Helpline also has a follow-up program, where eligible callers will receive a follow-up call within 48 hours by a coordinator who ensures child safety, assists with referrals, and continues to follow up until the crisis situation has been resolved or linkage to services has occurred.

There is no wrong door. Contact the Youth Connection Helpline, and they will provide immediate support and help connect you to ongoing care and other resources.

To request Youth Connection Helpline cards (green cards), please email Behavioral Health Response, or download the PDF.


Call: 314-819-8802 or Toll Free 1-844-985-8282
Text: BHEARD to 31658
Web Chat: bhrstl.org