Crisis & Emergency Services

If you or someone you know if feeling hopeless or having suicidal thoughts, get help immediately

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    A 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
    1-800-273-8255
    www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

  • Crisis Text Line

    A not-for-profit organization that provides support to people through text.
    Text START to 741-741
    www.crisistextline.org 

  • Crisis Care Center

    24 hours a day–seven days a week.
    513-281-CARE(2273)

    or Text 4Hope to 839863

  • Children’s Mobile Crisis Team (children only)

    234 Goodman Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219
    513-558-8888

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

    3334 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229
    (513)636-4199
    www.cincinnatichildrens.org

  • Lindner Center of Hope

    4075 Old Western Row Rd., Mason OH 45040
    513-536-HOPE(4673)
    lindnercenterofhope.org

  • Lighthouse Youth Services (Runaway Shelter)

    1502 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206
    513-221-3350
    www.lys.org

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

    24-Hour Hotline for Poison, drug and overdose Information
    513-636-5111

  • Jobs and Family Services (JFS)

    24-hour reporting line for abuse and/or neglect of children
    513-241-KIDS

  • Disaster Distress Helpline

    Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster. Call this toll-free number to be connected to the nearest crisis center for information, support, and counseling.
    1-800-985-5991
    www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

Additional Resources and Organizations

Get Involved in Your Mental Health

Take an active role in creating awareness and stopping the stigma

  • Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Board

    Provides mental health assessments, medication management, crisis intervention and makes connections to mental health professionals.
    312 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45229
    513-558-8889
    www.mentalhealthaccesspoint.org

  • SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline
    National Helpline

    24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental health and/or substance use disorders, prevention and recovery
    1-800-662-4358
    www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

  • Veterans Crisis Line

    Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
    1-800-799-4890
    www.veteranscrisisline.net

  • NAMI–National Alliance on Mental Health

    NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
    National Helpline: 800-950-6265
    www.nami.org

  • NAMI Southwest Ohio

    NAMI Southwest Ohio is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy.
    Executive Park Dr. Suite 450, Cincinnati, OH 45241
    513-351-3502 4057
    www.namiswoh.org

  • AFSP–American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
    afsp.org
    afsp.org/chapter/afsp-cincinnati

  • Active Minds

    A UC student-run organization focused on decreasing mental health stigma on campus. nursing.uc.edu/news/Active_Minds_Chapter.html

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