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Mental Health Needs & Parenting

Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) of Columbus

This national organization has a local chapter that offers support and guidance to children and adults with ADHD. Find contact information on their website.
Program: support groups and educational events
Eligibility: males and females, teens and adults, no age or education requirements
Cost: some events are free and others require a small membership fee
Referral: no referral needed
Marburn Academy
9555 Johnstown Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054
ADHD Helpline: (800) 233-4050
columbuschadd.weebly.com
National website: chadd.org

Franklin County Family & Children First Council (FCFC)

Helps children and families in need or involved with multiple systems (like mental health, developmental disabilities, Franklin County Children Services, court, school) through service coordination. Their family-focused approach identifies and coordinates resources to better the lives of Franklin County youth, at no cost.
855 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 275-2511
helpmykid.org

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services (MOPS)

Program: Provides a broad range of mental health services to children, adolescents and families. Their individual, group and family therapy services address adjustments disorders, grief and loss, disruptive behaviors and mood disorders, sexually aggressive youth and more.
Elibility: children, adolescents and families in Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Delaware and Ross counties
Cost: Medicaid is accepted and other health insurances will cover. Contact directly for more specific information on services and payment options.
Referral: no referral needed

  • Franklin County: 2238 South Hamilton Road, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 751-0042
  • Fairfield County: 624 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 687-0042
  • Licking County: 68 West Church Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 281-1777
  • Delaware County: 236 West Central Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 417-9265
  • Ross County: 114 Renick Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
    (740) 851-4461

mopsohio.com

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Franklin County / Ohio

Provides support, advocacy and education to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness, and offer support to their families and close friends. Support groups and educational classes are available free of charge throughout Ohio for various ages and stages of development. Franklin County residents may call 9-1-1 and request a police officer who has received specialized training in mental health and substance abuse issues (a CIT officer). NAMI Franklin County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program is a police-based pre-arrest jail diversion program.
1225 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 501-6264
Franklin County: namifranklincounty.org
Ohio: namiohio.org

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

A nonprofit organization that supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Provided on their website is an Eating Disorders Screening Tool and other resources and information. Their Parent Toolkit is a resource to get answers to questions and concerns. Parents can learn how to be supportive and get advice from other parents.
200 West Forty-first Street, New York, New York 10036
Administrative Office: (212) 575-6200
Toll-free Information and Referral Helpline: (800) 931-2237
nationaleatingdisorders.org

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Parent’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder

This booklet helps parents who think their child may have symptoms of bipolar disorder, or parents whose child has been diagnosed.
6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Toll-free: (866) 615-6464 available in English & Spanish or (866) 415-8051 TTY
nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder-in-children-and-teens/index.shtml

National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP)

Program: offers an array of therapeutic and family foster care services, community-based behavioral health services and home based services, respite care, case management, adoption, emergency shelter care, substance abuse counseling, services for sexually reactive children and youth and for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and parent services
Eligibility: males and females, ages 5 to 21
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral:individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else

  • 527 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-9444 or (866) 438-6508 Toll-free
  • 1303 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 252-6927 or (800) 256-5001 Toll-free
  • 15 North Third Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 349-7511 or (800) 553-9701 Toll-free
  • 431 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-9420

Toll-free: (877) 692-7226
nyap.org

Perinatal Outreach & Encouragement for Moms (POEM)

Offers free mom-to-mom support over the phone, by email or in groups. Go online to find out more about postpartum depression, survivor stories and helpful links. POEM is the Ohio Coordinator of Postpartum Support International (PSI).
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
General Contact: (614) 221-1441, ext 104
Columbus Support Line: (614) 315-8989
poemonline.org

Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth (SAFY) of Ohio

Provides therapeutic foster care, in-home and community-based behavioral health, adoption services; family preservation and reunification programs, and older youth services to preserve families and strengthen youth. Anyone can make a referral. Their services help youth from infant to age 18 and older throughout Ohio. They also offer free classes to support parents and guardians of youth participating in SAFY programs. Visit the website for other Ohio offices.
Columbus Office: 4615 Hilton Corporate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43232
Intake: (888) 590-7239 or (614) 729-2024
safy.org/ohio

St. Vincent Family Center (SVFC)

Provides mental health intervention and treatment services to youth ages 2-21 and their families who have emotional and behavioral challenges. Their specialized behavioral health treatment services include: outpatient and inpatient services (home-based and school-based), therapeutic preschools and after school programs, support for foster families and more. They provide the same services to Hispanic / Latino children. Therapies can be billed to Medicaid and a variety of insurances.
1490 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-0731 or (614) 824-5437, ask for Intake
svfc.org

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHS) Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

An agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that works to advance the behavioral health and reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness. The service locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. The website also offers free apps, and parents resources on a wide range of topics for free.
5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20852
National Helpline: (800) 662-4357 or (800) 487-4889 TTY
findtreatment.samhsa.gov