General Mental Health Resources

COVID CareLine:
Call 1-800-720-9616 to connect
The COVID CareLine is a new, toll-free number and emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Behavioral health professionals will staff the CareLine from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days/week. They will offer confidential support in times of personal crisis when individuals may be struggling to cope with current challenges in their lives. After 8 p.m., the CareLine will forward to the National Suicide Prevention Helpline, allowing those calling to have access to someone 24 hours/day.

Mental Health Resources for Children and Teens

Understanding Services During COVID-19

Care is Available Now. Treatment might be via phone, video conferencing or in person in the community.

If your child is already in treatment at schools, use the Search School Based Providers link on the Home Page to get in touch right away.

If you want to start treatment, therapists are available. Use the School Based Providers link on the Home Page to make an appointment. Use the Search Providers link on the Home Page for other options or call the MindPeace office at 513.803.0844.

  • Message from Cincinnati Children’s
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is committed to the safety of all patients. Similar to the rest of the country, CCHMC has the potential to be impacted by the COVID-19 virus and we are expecting an increase in patients presenting to our emergency departments.  Our goal is for patients who do not need emergent care to avoid the emergency department in an attempt to avoid unnecessary exposure to infectious illness. For mental health crisis or emergencies, patients and families are encouraged to contact their current mental health provider first.   This allows the mental health provider, who knows your child best, to provide support and direction.   If your child does not have a mental health provider, and they are experiencing a non-life threatening mental health crisis, you are encouraged to contact the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at CCHMC 513.636.4124.  The PIRC staff will help you to decide the most effective level of intervention for your child’s mental health crisis – which may include an urgent psychiatric assessment in the PIRC Bridge Clinic. You should go to the emergency department if you are experiencing a medical emergency, a life-threatening mental health crisis, or are directed to go there by a medical provider. This will help limit the spread of the virus in our community and allow our emergency departments to care for patients with the most critical needs first.
  • 5 Tips for Social Distancing, provided by Indian Hill Exempted School District
  • COVID-19 Books for Kids
  • Easing Kids Fears about COVID-19 from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Help Kids Understand the Coronavirus: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus by NPR
  • Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Trauma-Informed Teaching/Parenting in our New Online Environment
Additional Resources

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