An informational web guide for those who are struggling with substance use disorders and behavioral and mental health disorders. The websites have a rehab locator, and their 24-hour free confidential helpline can answer questions about access to treatment centers, supportive guidance and financial assistance options. It is not a treatment center and does not accept payments and is not a substitute for professional medical help.
Helps Franklin County residents find the right places to turn for low cost, alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services by overseeing more than 35 community agencies. These community agencies have a sliding fee scale for services, meaning any Franklin County resident can get needed services and be charged on the basis of income and circumstance. They have a list of support groups on their website as well.
447 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Their website has definitions, answers to frequently asked questions, resources, expert videos related to mental illnesses/disorders.
The website has information on a wide range of health topics, including safety, fitness, school issues, dating, substance abuse; emotional wellness, including helping children handle stress, psychiatric medications, grief. It also provides information about healthy living, family life, immunizations, developmental stages and more.
Provides tips and strategies for managing stress, communicating with kids, making step families work, controlling anger, information on how psychologist can help you and more.
Provides free online information about importance differences in mental health treatments. Parents can search online for local psychologists and psychiatrists for free.
Online Database: findcbt.org
Offers online help and information for parents raising children and teens affected by depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders. Parents can search for psychologists, treatment centers, legal services, support groups and summer camps. They can also participate in online support groups and email questions to the “family response team.” It is a program from Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).
55 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604
A national nonprofit organization that provides practical tips, useful information and insights on mental health and learning disorders. They offer a Symptom Checker that analyzes your answers to give you a list of psychiatric or learning disorders that are associated with those symptoms. Note that this tool cannot diagnose your child, but it can help you inform yourself about possible diagnoses and will offer information to help you learn about them and facilitate a conversation with a professional. This website is also available in Spanish.
Provides support and education to improve the lives of people who have depression and bipolar disorder. Find local chapters and support groups on their website.
55 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604
(800) 826-3632 Toll-free
Crisis Information: dbsalliance.org/crisis
This national organizations is an advocacy organization committed to representing the millions of Americans in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Visit their website to find resources, information, and personal stories written by those in recovery.
Aims to prevent suicide and bring hope and support to those affected by suicide. On their website, they list prevention, intervention, crisis, and post-intervention suicide resources. They provide local and online training related to suicide prevention, and go over how to request a speaker to talk about suicide prevention and intervention. Visit the website for contact information.
Offers advocacy, pregnancy and postpartum mental health services, support groups for people struggling with various mental health challenges, workplace and community educational programs, professional training and an online resource directory.
2323 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204
Mental Health America: (614) 221-1441
Ombudsman Program: (800) 536-5891
Helps families and injured victims of drunk driving crashes. People can call the free helpline for emotional support, as well as guidance through the criminal justice system. MADD also offers free literature to victims and their families.
5900 Roche Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43229
24-Hour Victim Help Line: (877) 623-3435
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
Offers free online discussion groups and blogs just for teens and young adults who want to feel stronger and more in control of their lives. Teens can learn about making friends, living independently, mental health conditions and more.
3803 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203
Helpline: (800) 950-6264
They have a resource page for families, which has information on topics such as parenting, back to school, coping with stress, sleep disorders, being held back in school and more.
Children who suffer from traumatic stress are those who have been exposed to one or more traumas over the course of their lives and develop reactions that affect their daily lives after the events have ended. The NCTSN website provides information and resources about complex trauma.
This national family-run organization provides advocacy at the national level for the rights of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges.
Provides videos and articles about mental health topics in English and Spanish, including information about medications.
6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(866) 615-6464 or (866) 415-8051 TTY
Find information on various health topics and about the disease, condition, medical procedure or test your child needs.
In Spanish: healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org/Spanish
Helps Ohioans have access to quality mental health services. Their website has helpful information about mental health problems, accreditation and licensure guidelines, and contact and service information for mental health providers by county.
30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 275-6364 or (888) 636-4889 TTY (for consumers and families seeking information and referral)
General Questions: (614) 466-2596 or (614) 752-9696 TTY
Ohio Careline: (800) 720-9616
Provides information and resources to help prevent the individuals from abusing prescription opioids. Click the link to find a secure drop box to dispose of leftover pills. If you know about or suspect opioid abuse call:
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.
1225 Dublin Road, Suite 50, Columbus, Ohio 43204
A nationwide movement to transform children’s mental health. Their resource guides include how to talk to your kids, how to help them stay positive and manage anxiety, how to deal with stress and loss, how to support their mental health needs and much more. They also list resources and tips on how to get mental and behavioral health care.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Find Help: onoursleeves.org/mental-health-resources
Provides hygiene bags, meals, and basic clothing needs to women in the Sullivant Avenue and Linden areas who are caught in addiction, homelessness, and human trafficking. They also provide education and prevention presentations. Visit the website for contact information.
PO Box 23402, Columbus, Ohio 43222
Offers providers and parents resources to help children thrive and deal with some common issues that affect children’s lives. Explore topics related to health and wellness, social-emotional skills, and school readiness.
To view their additional toolkit: sesamestreet.org/toolkits
Works to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness. Their service locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for people seeking treatment facilities for substance abuse, addiction or mental health problems. Their website also offers free apps and parent resources on a wide range of topics.
National Helpline: (800) 662-4357 or (800) 487-4889 TTY
Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
Substance Use Treatment Services Locator
This is an initiative to help use pain medication safely and responsibly to minimize the risk of drug misuse, dependency and addiction. The website provides printable resources on safe medication, helps people safely dispose of medications that are no longer needed, and provides information about alternative, non-opioid pain management therapies. They also list a helpline, various hotlines and additional resources for the general public, health care professionals and patients.
Helpline: (877) 275-6364
A website for teens that cover various health topics such as depression, relationships, staying safe, sexual health; smoking, coping with cliques, binge drinking, dealing with an alcoholic parent; marijuana use and more.
A non-profit foundation that helps youth choose a drug-free life, while also providing resources for family members and friends who are involved in the battle to defeat drug abuse. On their website there are many events, tools and contacts for anyone needing help.
Provides parents, educators and mental health professionals with comprehensive, user-friendly information on the full range of anxiety disorders: how to identify symptoms, find effective treatments and prevent anxiety from taking hold in a child’s life.