Mental Health Resources

Jan 30, 2023 | Resources

Blueprint4SummerSTL recognizes that mental health resources are critical this summer in the wake of COVID-19. We have compiled various resources to help you and your staff when handling the mental health effects of COVID-19.

Missouri After School Alliance

The Missouri After School Alliance has compiled many resources in regards to COVID-19. Below are a few resources around mental health. You can find their full catalog of resources here.

Additional Resources

Mental Health Information

  • Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention: This resource provides information about teaching and talking about mental health for kids in grades K-12. In addition, it provides intervention tips for a mental health crisis.
  • Infographic: Youth Mental Health: Emotions matter: Resource from the Mental Health Association of America describing the challenges youth face in terms of mental health and ways to support teens.
  • Teen Safe Resources: A list of resources and information about Substance Abuse, addiction treatment, prevention and parent/educator resources.
  • Child Mind Institute: This resources list provides articles and information to assist parents and educators in helping children with various mental health and learning challenges.
  • Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. Learn strat
  • The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use: The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders.

Mental Health Lesson Plans


NAMI St. Louis is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families in the St. Louis region.

Start Here STL: Start here is a collection of mental health resources available in St. Louis

St. Louis Mental Health Board: Administers the Community Health Fund and the Community Children’s Services Fund

Safe Connections: Safe Connections’ award-winning, nationally-accredited programs reduce the impact and incidence of domestic and sexual violence through youth education, 24-hour crisis care, and therapy for adult and teen survivors.