The SERA (Suicide, Education, Research and Advocacy) Collaboration is dedicated to engaging, organizing, and working with the community to increase knowledge, resources, and support structures so all are able to have access to the best postvention programs. The full SERA position paper written by Dr. Michael Sorter, Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital can be viewed here.

SERA’s efforts are focused on providing programming to help support survivors and prevent suicide contagion.

  1. Identify and promote evidence based suicide prevention and postvention programs
  2. Develop resource infrastructure to respond to postvention needs
  3. Engage community leaders to raise awareness of these important issues
  4. Establish advocacy in the school and school leadership to provide the resources of time and effort to engage in prevention and postvention programs
Crisis Support

County Crisis Hotlines

Butler County Crisis Hotline
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 – 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.

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.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741

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.

Butler County Mobile Crisis

Butler, Clinton, Preble and Warren County Mobile Response Stabilization Services (ages 0-21)
(513) 785-2160

Clermont County Mobile Crisis

Hamilton County Mobile Crisis

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.

Companions on a Journey- Grief Support
Offers support to anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one

Fernside- Supporting Children and Families Through Grief
Offers groups for children and teens ages 3-18, who are grieving the death of a family member or friend.

Netflix Series: 13 Reasons Why
Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)