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Ohio Mental Health Resources for Children

Hello Ohio!  For crisis situations that are not life-threatening, find mental and behavioral health resources and other information below close to you. While these resources are general, the best resource is your family’s medical provider.

If you are in a life threatening situation, call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency department.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or need to talk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988. If you prefer to text, you can text "START" to 741-741 where a live, trained specialist will respond back to you.

Suicide/Crisis Hotlines

Franklin County Youth Psychiatric Crisis Line

Text “4Hope” to 741741 for the crisis text line

Outside of Franklin County, contact county specific suicide hotline from list below (using link)

Mental Health Hotlines

Ohio Mental Health Information and Referral Line

  • 1-877-275-6364

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Mental/Behavioral Health Services

Child Abuse

Ohio Child Abuse and Neglect Report Line

Eating Disorders

Nationwide Children’s Eating Disorders Program

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline

ANAD Hotline

Domestic Abuse

Ohio Domestic Violence Network Information and Referral Line

  • Contact to obtain the telephone number for your local domestic violence shelter, obtain the telephone numbers for other state coalitions against domestic violence, request safety plans, brochures and other clearinghouse print materials, borrow educational materials from our library about domestic violence, obtain information about ODVN sponsored workshops, conferences or training events
  • 800-934-9840

Parent Hotlines/Resources

National Parent Helpline

  • 1-855-427-2736



Ohio Early Intervention Information Line

Autism Society of Ohio Information Line

Adolescent Resources

Teen Relationship Abuse Helpline (National)

LGBT Resources

Use list at this link to search for LGBT trained domestic violence shelters and resources near your area

BRAVO (Buckeye Regional Anti Violence Organization)

National Hotlines

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