Welcome to Ozark Center

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Helpful Resources


One in four Americans will suffer from depression or anxiety at some point in their lives. You are not alone. With myStrength™, you can get the help you need from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Your privacy is our top priority. We maintain the highest level of security available to create a completely confidential and safe environment for you every day.

Through myStrength, you'll receive:

  • Daily tips for your mind, body and spirit
  • Personalized myStrength homepage
  • Resources based on the latest research and professional advice from best-selling authors


How myStrength works
After you complete your brief wellness assessment and personal profile, myStrength will deliver your personal home page based on your motivation level each day. You can work on e-learning, explore articles and videos, or just get inspired by the daily quote and community inspirations.

How to get started
Ask your Ozark Center provider how you can benefit from free, unlimited access to myStrength.com

To login on a desktop computer or laptop, visit mystrength.com
To login on a mobile device, visit mystrength.com/mobile

Recognizing Post-Traumatic Stress

Dealing with psychological aftereffects of traumatic events

While the tornado that devastated our community took lives and left many physical scars, it also affected the way people feel. Below is a list of normal reactions to a traumatic event, tips for managing stress, and signs that you may need assistance.

Normal reactions to a traumatic event

  • Sadness
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Attempting to override stress and fatigue with dedication and commitment
  • Denial of the need for rest and recovery time


Tips for managing stress

  • Limit on-duty work hours to no more than 12 hours per day
  • Rotate work from high-stress to lower-stress functions as practicable
  • Drink plenty of water and eat healthy meals and snacks
  • Get plenty of rest and normal exercise
  • Talk about your emotions to process what you have seen and done
  • Stay in touch with friends and family
  • Make use of available community resources
  • Call Ozark Center for counseling services at 417.347.7600


Signs that you may need assistance

  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Difficulty communicating thoughts
  • Becoming easily frustrated and/or uncharacteristically argumentative
  • Inability to problem solve and/or make decisions
  • Increased use of drug or alcohol
  • Headaches
  • Inability to perform normal tasks of daily living or working
  • Things falling apart such as martial problems, family contact, loss of friendships, or problems at work
  • Preoccupation with the traumatic event interferes with life activities
  • Feelings of hopelessness or depression


Where to find help
Ozark Center licensed crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call:

TXTAboutIt – Anonymous two-way texting counseling session

Crisis Line – Free, immediate, 24/7 support by phone

Help Kids Cope – Mobile app that helps families prepare for natural disasters, including tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes and winter storms

Super Me – Fun and engaging app that teaches kids resilience and skills needed to recover, heal, grow and succeed

Support Groups