Crisis & Emergency Services

If you or someone you know is 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.

  • Crisis Text Line

    An organization that provides support to people through text
    Text START to 741-741 

  • 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

  • Children’s Mobile Crisis Team (children only)

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

  • 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
    (513) 584-8577

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC)

    3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229
    (513) 636-4124

  • Cincinnati Children’s Drug and Poison Information Center

    24-hour hotline for poison, drug and overdose information
    (513) 636-5111

  • Lighthouse Youth & Family Services (Runaway Shelter)

    401 E. McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH 45206
    (513) 221-3350

  • 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.
    855-O-H-CHILD (855-642-4453)

  • 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
    (513) 558-8888

  • 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

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  • 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
    1-800-662-HELP (4357)

  • 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
    Text 838255

  • AFSP — American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research, and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide

  • 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
    (800) 950-6264

  • 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
    (513) 351-3500

  • Active Minds

    A UC student-run organization focused on decreasing mental health stigma on campus

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