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Suicide Resources


24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Illinois Suicide Hotlines

Missouri Suicide Hotlines

Iowa Suicide Hotlines

In Adams County:

Crisis Hotline: 217-222-1166

Walk-in Assistance: Transitions, 4409 Maine St., Quincy, Illinois

Assistance for Children: Transitions SASS Program (Screening Assessment and Support Services) 1-800-345-9049

Support Group: Left Behind/Moving Forward meets at Transitions on the third Monday of each month at 6:07 p.m.

In Hannibal

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: Mark Twain Behavioral Health 800-356-5395

Helpful Links

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

Project Semicolon


In September, during National Suicide Prevention Month, Quincy Senior High School is bringing speakers from Project Semicolon and NoStigmas to town to talk with students and the community about suicide and the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Mental Health First Aid


Several Youth Mental Heath First Aid Courses:  

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

Date:                   5/9/16 or 5/31/16

Time:                  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:           Quincy Public Schools Board of Education

Cost:                   This course is being provided at no cost thanks to funding from the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation and the Adams County                                         Children’s Mental Health Partnership

Registration:  Sharon Bearden


                            (217) 223-6096

Date:  Thursday, June 9
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location:  Douglass Community Services in Hannibal, MO – 711 Grand Ave

Cost:  Class is available to participants at no cost through the partnerships within the NEMO Regional Health Steering Committee.  Class size is limited- please sign-up quickly to reserve your spot.

Registration:  Families and Communities Together ( F.A.C.T). at (573) 221-2285 or online at

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