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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Crisis Services

If there is an emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go directly to an Emergency Department

Services Available 365/24/7

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone 24/7.

The Crisis Text Line: Text “4hope”to 741741. You can get 24/7 access to crisis counselors  You’re guaranteed a response within five minutes.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Netcare Access: around-the-clock crisis prevention services.

  • 17 & Under – call 614-722-1800;
  • 18 & Older – call 614-276-CARE (2273) or 888-276-CARE (2273).

Click here for details.

Additional Services Available

The Center for Suicide Prevention and Research (CSPR) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is working to end youth suicide. CSPR provides training and educational resources to a range youth-serving agencies, civic organizations, and faith-based communities to help with suicide prevention efforts. The CSPR offers the following services to the community from the months of April through August – Gatekeeper Trainingtraining for adults to learn about depression and suicide; Training on how to respond after a suicide; and Training on how to provide safe messaging about mental health. For more information, please contact the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at or (614) 355-0850.

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation: Maintains a map of county-based Suicide Prevention Coalitions, Local Outreach of Suicide Survivor Teams, and Mental Health Recovery Service Boards at

Franklin County LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors)
 offers support for those bereaved by suicide at

The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
 provides an Ohio Mental Health Provider map. Click on your county to see the available mental health providers in your area:

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