Half of all lifelong mental illnesses begin before age 14.80 percent of ALL youth with mental illness are not identified and do not receive any mental health servicesSuicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for both the 10-14 and the 15-19 age groups in the United States.More children die from suicide in the 15-19 age group than from the top 6 medical causes of death combined


This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. September 10 is WORLD Suicide Prevention Day. September is Suicide Prevention Month in Missouri. Click here to learn how to get involved. 

Thanks to everyone who participated in CHADS Superhero Run/Walk. Click here for race results and here for photos.

Steps for Steven Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for CHADS, is Sunday, September 28 at Forest Park. Click here view and print registration form. 

Learn how you can reduce your Missouri tax liability by 50% of you total contribution to CHADS, resulting in a $1000 total donation potentially costing only $330. Learn about the YOP tax credit by clicking here.

Hope & Help

If you, a friend or a family member are experiencing signs of self-injury, bullying, explosive anger, depression, anxiety, and/or signs of suicidal thoughts/actions, there is hope and help. The staff at CHADS provides professional licensed counseling services, telephone support and more at NO COST to you or your family. Click the links to learn about CHADS' support groups and counseling.

Parent/Caregiver Resources

Young Adult/Teen Resources
Educator Resources
CHADS' Programs

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

CHADS Family Support

CHADS Mission

CHADS saves young lives by advancing the awareness and prevention of depression and suicide.

Contact CHADS

mailing address
P.O. Box 510528
St. Louis, MO 63151

180 Crestwood Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63126

phone | 314-952-2046
email |

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