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 call 911.
Crisis Support by Agency
This listing is the emergency and acute services contacts for providers who are already providing treatment to your child.
The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), located within Cincinnati Children’s, is the admission and evaluation center for all psychiatric services.
Drug and Poison Control
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.
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.
County Crisis Hotlines
Butler County Crisis Hotline
(844) 4CRISIS (1-844-427-4747)
A 24-hour crisis hotline and heroin hopeline. Service also coordinated with the butler county mobile crisis team.
Clermont County Crisis Hotline
(513) 528-SAVE (7283)
This is a free and confidential hotline available 24/7. This is also the same number for the Mobile Crisis Team in Clermont County.
Hamilton County Crisis Hotline
(513) 281-CARE (2273) or text 4Hope to 839863
Emergency phone lines are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offer crisis intervention and referral services.
Northern Kentucky Crisis Hotline
(859) 331-3292 or (877) 331-3292
A 24/7 crisis hotline for residents of the 8 northern counties in Kentucky.
Warren and Clinton Counties Hotline
(877) 695-NEED (6333)
A 24-hour crisis hotline servicing both Warren and Clinton Counties.
Mobile Crisis Teams
Butler County Mobile Crisis Team
Clermont County Mobile Crisis Team
Hamilton County Mobile Crisis Team
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.
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.
- Cancer Family Care – Providing therapeutic counseling, education, support, and hope to children, adults, and families touched by cancer in Greater Cincinnati.
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 Guide to Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders
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 or (859) 415-9280 for Northern Kentucky
- 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.
Website: Hamilton County Heroin Coalition
- The Parents360 Rx Action Toolkit can be used by professionals from law enforcement, prevention and treatment, as well as by any concerned adults who want to share information about medicine abuse with their friends, family, neighbors and organizations to which they belong.
- Ohio Initiatives to Fight Opiate and Prescription Abuse
The website provides guidance on everything from preventing 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.
Transitions in adolescence can be difficult when going to high school or college. Below are resources for youth and parents entering this transition in mental health care.
Transitions resources including:
- Transitioning From Elementary to High School
- Transitioning to Adult Mental Health Systems
- Special Programs for Transitional Aged Youth
- Turning 18 and your Insurance Options