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Suicide & Mental Health Help

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Resource Lists

These neighborhood resource lists are extremely helpful in finding resources near you. They provide detailed listings of free and low cost health care, vision care, dental care, prescription help, food pantries, transportation, job help, transportation, pregnancy resources and much more. They are updated frequently and reviewed by the Columbus Public Health social work team. Please note that CPH does not provide direct monetary assistance, but these lists are helpful in finding community agencies that do provide this assistance.

240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7417
Columbus Public Health Neighborhood Social Work Helpline: (614) 645-6807
https://new.columbus.gov/Services/Public-Health

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Provides free, confidential support 24/7 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. This person will listen to you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful. Deaf/Hard of Hearing/ASL users can call 988 videophone.
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: 988lifeline.org
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (for Professionals): sprc.org

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

Columbus Womens Wellness

Specializes in women’s care but serves individuals of any gender 12+
Mental health services provider, specializing in teens and women. They accept some insurances but do not accept Medicaid. Their PMDD program offers education, management tools, and group therapy for teens and women struggling with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. They also offer trainings and internships for professionals.
Program: individual and couples counseling, group support and therapy, telehealth services, consultation
Eligibility: ages 12 and older (any gender but specializing in women’s services)
Cost: accept some insurances but no Medicaid
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
Gahanna: 4625 Morse Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Powell: 1460 Manning Parkway, Powell, Ohio 43065
(614) 383-8381
columbuswomenswellness.com

Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition (FCSPC)

Organization that aims to prevent suicide and support those affected by suicide. Their website has educational resources on prevention, intervention, crisis, and post-intervention for parents and professionals. You can use their website to find local and online trainings related to suicide prevention, or request a speaker for your event.
franklincountyspc.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Resources for Young Adults

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.
4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203
Helpline: (800) 950-6264 or text ‘helpline’ to 62640
nami.org/Your-Journey/Teens-Young-Adults

National Runaway Safeline

Offers a 24/7 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.
Hotline: (800) 786-2929
1800runaway.org

National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP)

Program: Offers an array of therapeutic services for youth and families including; foster parent training, kinship care and adoption support, community-based and home-based behavioral/mental health services, group living care, independent and transitional living services, case management, substance abuse treatment, services for sexually reactive children, and services for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
Eligibility: 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

  • Administrative Office: 1801 Watermark Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (877) 692-7226
  • 527 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-9444
  • 1303 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (800) 256-5001
  • 431 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-9420
  • 1395 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 987-7200
  • 59 Grant Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 349-7511
  • Adoption Services: (937) 277-6101

nyap.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Big Lots Behavioral Health Services & Community Resource Directory

Offers medical, psychiatry and counseling services and year-round programming 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. Visit their online Community Behavioral Health Resource Directory to find behavioral health services throughout the state of Ohio.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-8080
nationwidechildrens.org/behavioral-health

Nemours Teens Health

This website has a lot of information for teens that covers various health topics such as depression, relationships, staying safe, sexual health, smoking, coping with cliques, binge drinking, dealing with an alcoholic parent, marijuana use, body image and much more. There is also information for parents and educators.
teenshealth.org/en/teens

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF)

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.
175 South Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 429-1528
ohiospf.org

On Our Sleeves

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
(855) 902-5437
Find Help: onoursleeves.org/mental-health-resources

OSU Wexner Medical Center Teen Clinic

Serves: Young adults ages 12-21
The Teen Clinic provides preventive, medical, gynecological and psychological care for young adults ages 12-21. Patients can continue with their doctors for primary healthcare needs even as they transition to adulthood. Services include physicals, contraception, STD/STI testing, vaccinations, and more.
543 Taylor Avenue, Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 293-5123
wexnermedical.osu.edu/primary-care/teen-clinic

Safer Schools Ohio

Sign up for SafterOH Tip Line to report potential suicide, school shootings, bullying or other problems anonymously. This program is based on four components: Prevention/Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. They also provide guidance to Ohio school administrators in planning, educating staff, and enforcing their school’s safety and security operations.
1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 644-2641
SaferOH Tip Line: call or text (844) 723-3764
ohioschoolsafetycenter.ohio.gov/home

Suicide Prevention Services

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:
(614) 221-5445
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
988
Crisis Text Line:
‘HOME’ to 741741
Senior Hotline:
(614) 294-3309
Support Group Information:
(614) 299-6600
columbussuicideprevention.org

Think Make Live Youth

Empowers youth in Columbus through equity and justice, bridge building, empowerment, belonging and fun. Programs include Guns DOWN group for ages 13-24 to heal from trauma and prevent violence, Unleashing Potential for ages 18-24 navigating the criminal justice system, and Summer Workforce for ages 14-24 to gain paid work and community service opportunities. Call for details.
(614) 323-9297
tmlyouth.org

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a hotline offering direct emotional support to trans people in crisis. It is a peer support service run by trans people across the U.S. and Canada. The hotline is for people in crisis and for people needing someone to talk to, even if you’re not in a crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans. Find helpful resources and hotline hours on their website.
Hotline: (877) 565-8860
translifeline.org/hotline
Español: translifeline.org/es/linea-de-ayuda

Trevor Project for LGBTQ Youth

The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention nonprofit organization for LGBTQ young people. They operate a 24/7 nationwide, confidential helpline for teens and youth. Their website offers great resources and information.
24-hour Hotline (866) 488-7386 or text ‘START’ to 678678
thetrevorproject.org


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