Welcome to Ozark Center
Ozark Center Crisis Intervention Services offers 24/7 support to people of all ages and backgrounds who are experiencing a personal, emotional or mental health crisis. Individuals can receive private, caring assessments and evaluations through:
- Brief phone consultation or counseling
- Messaging service
- Face-to-face intervention
Translation and TTY/TDD services are available. For messaging service, text REGISTER to 720-7-TXTOZK (720.789.8695).
Ozark Center Crisis Services include:
- 24-hour help line, brief phone counseling, education, information and referrals
- 24-hour messaging service available via text message or web interface
- Face-to-face mobile response team assessment and evaluation
When you call our crisis services help line, you will always speak with a trained, compassionate and nonjudgmental mental health professional. Our crisis counselors strive to help you gain immediate emotional relief, discover new life skills and develop solutions.
When should you call the crisis line?
- A friend or family member talks about death, dying or suicide
- You experience:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Self-destructive behavior
- Family or relationship problems
- Child and adolescent parenting problems
- Chemical dependency or substance use issues
- Domestic situations involving violence or threats of violence to others
- Shelter or housing needs
- Acute psychiatric crises, including severe, prolonged depression, anxiety or panic attacks; psychosis; hallucinations; paranoia; mania; sleeplessness; mood swings; rage or eating disorders
- For short-term counseling needs
- For information about prevention, resources or referrals for behavioral health services in our area
An urgent care for behavioral health issues, Ozark Center Urgent Behavioral Solutions (UBS) is the first and only program of its kind in the area. It offers an alternative to the emergency room and saves time and money for individuals age 16 and up who have significant behavioral health symptoms. Click here to learn more.
Access Crisis Intervention
Anyone is welcome to call the Ozark Center Crisis line, but if you live outside our service area and would prefer someone local, other agencies throughout Missouri provide similar services. You can see their names and crisis line phone numbers here.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training
A person dies by suicide every 11.2 minutes; that’s more than 129 lives lost every day.* Most of us would like to think we would take action if someone we know was thinking about suicide, but many of us aren’t sure what action we should take.
Learn the warning signs so you can support those struggling with thoughts of self-harm. You can save a life simply by connecting, communicating and caring.