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


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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
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
Saint Louis, MO 63151

180 Crestwood Plaza
Saint Louis, MO 63126

phone | 314.952.2046
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