Need help now? Text "START" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you need immediate help

Text: START to 741-741

Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. Most campuses offer confidential counseling services or can help connect you with resources in your community. Just talking about what’s going on can help you feel better, so take that first step by reaching out for help or opening up to a trusted friend or family member. There are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.

Here are some other resources that can help you decide when it’s time to reach out for help:

24-Hour Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Chat now: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    24-hour online hotline:

    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
  • Crisis Text Line

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

    Text START to 741-741

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Resources on your campus:

William Jewell College

Curry Hall - Intermediate Level
Liberty, Missouri 64068
(816) 415-5946

Office of Counseling Services - William Jewell College

The Office of Counseling Services is located in Curry Hall on the Intermediate Level. To schedule an appointment, please email Dr. Hager at or call the office at (816) 415-5946.

William Jewell College Emergency Contact Information

In the event of a medical or other safety emergency, please call 911.

Students living on-campus should contact their Resident Director or a member of Campus Security at 816-365-0709 or extension 1411. If the emergency is a mental health emergency, the psychologist will be contacted to work with residence life and security in providing assistance to the student.

Students living away from campus should contact their local hospital or community mental health crisis line. The following is a list of community mental health crisis services.
Tri-County Emergency Hotline (24 hours:) 1-888-279-8188
MOCSA, Sexual Assault (24 hours): (816) 531-0233
St. Lukes Northland Hospital, Smithville Campus: (816) 532-7160

Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “START” to 741-741. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention and intervention telephone resource that provides immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider.

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