Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

The mortality rate for suicide has been gradually increasing in our region since 2003. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in Missouri, and, on average, more than 700 Missourians die by suicide each year. Talking about suicide, and offering resources to assist those in need, will help to make a difference.
Scheduling a Class
To schedule a health promotion class, please call 636-949-7400 or use the online form. View our calendar for our current scheduled classes.

SOS - Signs of Suicide
Length: Varies
Focusing on teenagers and young adults, this award-winning, national program teaches ways to identify symptoms of depression or suicide in themselves, friends and loved ones. The SOS program is the only school-based suicide prevention program listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices that addresses suicide risk and depression, while reducing the number of suicide attempts.

Body Image and Self-Esteem
Length: 30 - 45 minutes
Focusing on grades 4-6, this program introduces the concept of body image and offers ways for fostering a positive body image in ourselves and others. Program encourages participants to feel "at home" in their body.

Stress Management
Length: 60 minutes
Designed for adults, this program assists individuals in identifying sources of stress (both good and bad) in their lives and explores the use of proven stress management techniques to assist in control.