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Suicide & Mental Health Help

Attention, If you are in crisis and need immediate help:

  • Franklin County youth up to age 17, call Nationwide Children’s Crisis Line (614) 722-1800
  • Franklin County adults ages 18 and over, call Netcare Access (614) 276-2273
  • Call 9-1-1
  • Visit the emergency room
  • Call the Columbus Suicide Hotline (614) 294-3300 or (614) 221-5445
  • Call the toll-free National Suicide Hotline (800) 273-8255

Hopeline Youth America Hotline

The national Youthline links youth and teen callers going through crisis with similar-aged teens who can provide free, confidential help and counseling over the phone.
Toll-free Youthline: (877) 968-8454
Toll-free Hopeline: (800) 784-2433
youthline.us

Huckleberry House Crisis Program

Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention to youth and teens. Runaway youth can go to a designated Safe Place site for immediate assistance and support, at any 24-hour Kroger store, White Castle or local fire station. Teens must be willing to work on family problems. Support is free and confidential. They also provide a wide range of counseling services to address issues such as abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, behavior problems and more.
1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553
Counseling Program: (614) 294-8097
huckhouse.org

More Free Confidential Hotlines for Teens

  • (614) 294-3300
    Columbus 24-hour teen suicide hotline provided by North Central Mental Health Services
  • (800) 786-2929
    National free 24-hour hotline for youth who have run away or are in crisis
  • (614) 221-5445
    Mental Health America hotline for information and referrals to community mental health and drug and alcohol services
  • (800) 222-1222
    Central Ohio 24-hour poison center hotline
  • (614) 224-4663
    Franklin County 24-hour crisis and information hotline for victims of domestic violence
  • 2-1-1 or (614) 221-2255
    24-hour Hands On hotline to help Franklin County families find local resources they need
  • (800) 662-4357
    24-hour national hotline to find treatment for drug and alcohol abuse
  • (866) 331-9474
    Love is Respect national dating abuse helpline for teens
  • (614) 285-4357
    24-hour hotline to report a tip or get help for victims of human trafficking

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself or someone else.

More Mental Health Resources

Do you need more help with eating disorders, mental health problems, counseling, drug and alcohol abuse, behavior problems or other mental health issues? Click below to go to the CAP4Kids mental health section.
Go to CAP4Kids Behavior, Counseling and Addication Page

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ohio

Provides support, advocacy and education to improve the quality of life and ensure dignity and respect 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.
1225 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-2700 or Toll Free (800) 686-2646
namiohio.org

National Runaway Safeline

A toll-free confidential hotline for teens in crisis. Some teens call from the streets urgently seeking immediate help, and others call for advice about issues such as bullying, abuse, drugs, suicide, relationships and human trafficking.
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 786-2929
1800runaway.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Provides free, confidential advice 24 hours a day and is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Toll-free: (800) 273-8255
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services

Offers many programs for children and teens, including help with substance abuse, anger issues, behavior problems, ADHD, exposure to violence, depression, anxiety and self-harm behaviors for children up to age 21, at several locations throughout Columbus.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-8080
nationwidechildrens.org/behavioral-health

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation

Provides information about suicide prevention coalitions in Ohio, prevention and provides a database of educational resources. Their mission is to provide resources, raise awareness, eliminate stigma, and increase help-seeking behavior for all Ohioans. They also have a list of county hotlines.
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 429-1528
ohiospf.org

Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO)

This 24-hour free, confidential local rape helpline offers emotional support, counseling referrals and community education for victims of sexual assault, rape, abuse and incest.
1299 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
24-Hour Local Hotline: (614) 267-7020
National Hotline (RAINN): (800) 656-4673
ohiohealth.com

Suicide, Self-Injury and Self-Help Online Resources

befrienders.org
notmykid.org
suicide.org
selfinjury.com
recoveryourlife.com
us.reachout.com