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


Saturday, November 22 is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Click here to learn more. 

Thank you to CHADS' supporters for helping make a huge impact on new research regarding children with depression. Learn more about the findings here.

Walking Man, the movie filmed in STL last spring including CHADS and featuring a CHADS employee and his family, is an official selection of the St. Louis Film Festival. The premiere was on Monday, November 17 at the Tivoli. A second screening has been announced for November 22. Click here for more information. View an interview on Fox 2 news about the premiere here and one on St. Louis On The Air here.

Save the date for CHADS Trivia Night: March 28, 2015 at Royale Orleans. More information soon.

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
Please see the contact us page for directions on finding CHADS' office.

phone | 314-952-2046
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