As we continue to gain knowledge about the complex landscape of mental health, here are resources to consider for your children’s mental health needs.
Emergency services, treatment services for children, and family education and support contacts are provided.
Please contact our office if the resources below do not answer your questions.
If you or a loved one are in need of immediate support please see the list of mental health response avenues below or call 911.
The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), located within Cincinnati Children’s, is the admission and evaluation center for all psychiatric services.
University Hospital and Mobile Crisis
Psychiatric emergency services at University Hospital. They can also connect callers to the mobile crisis unit trained to respond to mental health emergencies.
Lighthouse Crisis Center
The Youth Crisis Center provides a safe haven for youth ages 10-17 who are physically or sexually abused, neglected, or for some other reason believe they can’t safely be in their own homes.
Drug and Poison
The Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a 24-hour emergency and information telephone service for anyone with concerns about poison or drugs.
County Crisis Hotlines
Hamilton County – 281-CARE
Call 513-281-CARE (2273) or text 4HOPE to 839863 for help
Emergency phone lines are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering crisis intervention, information, and referral services.
Butler County Crisis Hotline
A 24-hour crisis hotline and heroin hopeline. Service also coordinated with the butler county mobile crisis team.
Warren and Clinton County Hotline
(877) 695-NEED (6333)
A 24-hour crisis hotline servicing both Warren and Clinton county.
Support groups are a way to connect with people of common experiences and provide support and encouragement to one another.
- NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
- United Way – Greater Cincinnati Support Groups
- Special Connections – Cincinnati Children’s sponsored online support group and discussion community
- Fernside – Supporting Children and Families Through Grief
- Companions on a Journey – Providing bereavement and educational services to help those who grieve and educated those who do not understand grief.
Consider mental health treatment right at your school. Listed below are the co-located lead school partners.
- Lead mental health partners in Cincinnati Public Schools
- Lead mental health partners in Greater Cincinnati Schools
Counseling Support in Neighborhoods
- Visit our Search For Providers page for these resources.
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction this is a list of inpatient and outpatient resources for help.
- Recovery Health Access Center (RHAC): (513) 281-RHAC (7422)
Parents with Substance Abuse Disorders
- GLAD House works with high risk youth who have been impacted emotionally and behaviorally by a family member with addiction: (513)641-5530
- Addiction Services Council assists with Interventions for Families: (513)281-7880
- First Step Home provides treatment for opiate addicted pregnant women: (513) 961-4663
- Central Clinic Substance Abuse Services for Adults: (513) 558-2701
- FAIR (Family Access to Integrated Recovery) assists JFS involved youth and adults with behavioral health problems with access to treatment services: (513) 651-4142
Children who have Experienced the Death of a Loved One due to Substance Abuse
- Fernside is a center for grieving children that provides grief support for youth and parents (groups are not specifically designated for those who have lost a loved one due to substance abuse): (513) 246-9140
Alcohol and Other Drug Hamilton County Providers (Contracted with HCMHRSB)
*youth serving providers
- Addiction Services Council*: (513) 281-7880
- ASAP (Adolescent Substance Abuse Programs, Inc.)*: (513) 792-1272
- Camelot Community Care*: (513) 961-5900
- Center for Addiction Treatment: (513) 381-6672
- Central Clinic – Court Clinic: (513) 558-5823
- Central Community Health Board: (513) 559-2000
- The Crossroads Center*: (513) 475-5313
- First Step Home: (513) 961-4663
- GLAD House*: (513) 641-5530
- Prevention First!: (513) 751-8000
- Prospect House: (513) 921-1613
- Talbert House*: (513) 221-4357 (HELP)
- Urban Minority Alcoholism Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP)*: (513) 541-7099
Other Community Resources
- Central Clinic –Substance Abuse Early Intervention Services for youth: (513) 558-5878
- Lighthouse Youth Services: (513) 221-3350
- The Children’s Home of Cincinnati: (513) 272-2800
- Drug and Poison Information Center: (513) 636-5111
- Greater Cincinnati Behavioral JOURNEY Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT): Contact Stu Raynor for information about making a referral at (513) 558-6506
Resource Websites and Toolkits
- The website for the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition provides information about prevention, education, treatment, and support resources addressing opiate abuse.
- Parents 360 Rx is a program that is designed to increase parents’ knowledge of substance abuse and improve a parent’s confidence in their ability to speak with youth about substance abuse, particularly prescription drugs. It is available for any school, community group or individual interested in hosting an informational session to educate adults about the dangers of substance abuse, with an emphasis on prescription drugs.
- Health Resource Toolkit for Addressing Opiate Abuse
The toolkit provides guidance on everything from building a local coalition to prevent overdose deaths and promote responsible prescribing practices to expanding access to Medication – Assisted Treatment and embracing specialized docket programs to close the revolving door of addiction and crime. The resource includes technical support contacts at the state level, guidance on accessing relevant data and trend information as well as a checklist for building an effective local response. Two community case studies – highlighting innovative strategies and tactics deployed in Lucas and Summit counties – are also included.