Provides free, confidential advice 24 hours a day and is available to anyone in crisis or emotional distress. If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, call the lifeline for help. A skilled, trained crisis worker will answer the phone. This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful. Always call 911 first for emergencies.
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988
Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis: (888) 628-9454
Main Website (for Patients): 988lifeline.org
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (for Professionals): sprc.org
Serves: Youth & Teens
Works with Central Ohio’s youth ages 12 to 24 and families who are dealing with issues like abuse, violence, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. Programs include:
1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
YOP Shop: 2216 Bancroft Street, Columbus Ohio 43219
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553
Serves: Single Adults & Families
Offers services to provide for the basic needs of all people, including shelter, affordable housing for seniors, food, health care, case management, veteran services; support for women, men and their children escaping intimate partner violence (CHOICES), transitional job training and more. They provide services in multiple counties in Ohio. Visit the website for detailed information about each program, location and contact information.
1105 Schrock Rd, Ste 100, Columbus, OH 43229
Pantry Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/foodpantries/services/pantry-locations
List of LSS Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/contact-us/locations
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, respite care 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
Get help now: Call (800) 686-2646 or text ‘NAMI’ to 741741
NAMI Ohio: namiohio.org
If you think your child has a medical emergency or life-threatening condition, always call 911. If you think someone is poisoned, call the Central Ohio Poison Center at (800) 222-1222. Visit online for closest NCH urgent care locations.
Program: Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatric Poison Center
Eligibility: birth to age 21
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: open and available for walk-ins 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Central Ohio Poison Center: (800) 222-1222
Provides a life-saving point of contact for people who use drugs, to help increase their odds of surviving an overdose. If you are going to use by yourself, you can call their hotline. You will be asked for your first name, location, and the number you are calling from. An operator will stay on the line with you while you use. If you stop responding after using, the operator will notify emergency services of an “unresponsive person” at your location. If you are interested in getting help, they have resources available for you.
Answered by a team of highly trained volunteers, this line is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline volunteers listen, assess suicide risk, and give support to callers in crisis. They also provide information and assistance to relatives, friends, co-workers and others who are concerned about an individual expressing suicidal thoughts or behaviors. They also offer a depression support group and a support group for survivors of a loved one’s suicide.
1301 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Suicide Prevention Hotline:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Crisis Text Line:
‘HOME’ to 741741
Support Group Information: