Crisis & Emergency Services
If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or having suicidal thoughts, get help immediately
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call, text, or chat 988, to be connected to trained counselors who will listen, provide support, and connect to resources if necessary.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC)
3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229
Children’s Mobile Crisis Team (children only)
234 Goodman Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219
Community Mobile Crisis Team
Mobile clinical team trained to respond to mental health emergencies in the community. Available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-midnight and Saturday/Sunday noon-8:30 p.m.
Call Psychiatric Emergency Services during after hours
Talbert House Crisis Care Center
A 24-hour crisis intervention service for those experiencing suicidal or emotional crisis, relationship conflicts, grief/loss, or any other personal emergency
(513) 281-CARE (2273)
Text TALBERT to 839863
Eating Disorder Lifeline
Contact the NEDA Helpline for support, resources, and treatment options for yourself or a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder.
Trans Lifeline offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.
Lighthouse Youth & Family Services (Runaway Shelter)
401 E. McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH 45206
Lindner Center of Hope
4075 Old Western Row Rd., Mason, OH 45040
(513) 536-HOPE (4673)
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
24-hour reporting line for abuse and/or neglect of children. Callers are directly linked with child welfare/law enforcement offices in their respective county. Reports can be anonymous.
Mental Health Access Point (Supported by Hamilton County Mental Health & Recovery Board)
Provides mental health assessments, medication management, crisis intervention, connections to mental health professionals, and a 24-hour hotline
311 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45229
Cincinnati Children’s Drug and Poison Information Center
24-hour hotline for poison, drug and overdose information
Disaster Distress Helpline
24/7 hotline providing information and crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress after any natural or human-caused disaster
Text TalkWithUs to 66746
TrevorLifeline – LGBTQ
Trained counselors available for support 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline.
NorthKey Community Care
24-hour crisis phone triage, crisis assessment, brief treatment and access to NorthKey’s mental health; substance use and development disability services in Northern Kentucky.
Additional Resources and Organizations
Get Involved in Your Mental Health
Take an active role in creating awareness and stopping the stigma
SAMHSA National Helpline
24-hour free and confidential service offering treatment referral and information about mental health and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery
Veterans Crisis Line
Free and confidential hotline, chat, or text line connecting veterans and service members (and their friends/families) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders
Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
AFSP — American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
NAMI — National Alliance on Mental Health
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness
NAMI Southwest Ohio
NAMI’s local affiliate dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy
4055 Executive Park Dr. Suite 450, Cincinnati, OH 45241
A UC student-run organization focused on decreasing mental health stigma on campus nursing.uc.edu/news/Active_Minds_Chapter.html