Mental health care is more important than ever. Treatment and emergency services for children and adolescents are available. Continuing or starting services is critical and contact information is provided below along with family education and support resources.

Please contact our office if the resources below do not answer your questions.

MindPeace Office
(513) 803-0844

In collaboration with 1N5 we are offering The State of Mind Speakers Series. Video presentations intended to promote mental health and wellness.

Back To School Tools

Transitions to new schools and heading back to school after summer break can be difficult for many youth.   Review some of the resources below for tips to help!

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Crisis Support

For a mental health crisis or emergency,  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 you are unable to reach your mental health provider or your child does not have a mental health provider and your child is struggling or in crisis, help is also available through the suicide or crisis hotline.  Please call or text 988 or chat

You may also choose to contact the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at Cincinnati Children's by calling 513.636.4124.  During office hours, a licensed clinician will be able to discuss with you your concerns and provide options of intervention.   If calling after hours, you will be prompted to page the PIRC clinician. You will be asked to leave your name, contact number and the child’s name and date of birth you are calling about.  A PIRC clinician will return your call within one hour.    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.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, a life-threatening mental health crisis, you should call 911 or go to the emergency department.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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, including the Bridge Clinic.

Urgent Care, Best Point Behavioral Health 
For children, teens and young adults up to age 21, the urgent care helps those who need immediate social or emotional care not rising to the level of going to the hospital.
Monday-Friday 3:00pm to 10:00pm  *closed for holiday break December 25, 2023 - January 1, 2024

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.

Mobile Crisis Teams

Butler County Mobile Crisis Team
(844) 427-4747

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

Clermont County Mobile Crisis Team
(513) 528-7283

Hamilton County Mobile Crisis Team
(513) 584-5098

Counseling Support

Care is Available Now. Treatment might be via phone, video conferencing or in person in the community.  Some practices may have a wait.  View these tips to support your child while you’re waiting to start therapy.

If your child is already in treatment at schools, get in touch with your therapist right away using the contacts provided in the lead mental health partner links below.

If you want to start treatment, use the lead mental health partner links below to make an appointment. Use the Search Providers link below for other options or call the MindPeace office at 513.803.0844.

Counseling Support in Neighborhoods

Family Education Day

In collaboration with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati, 1N5 and MindPeace hosted the second annual education day for adolescents and young adults living with depression/anxiety and their caregivers.  During this event, experts presented on a range of topics relevant to adolescents and young adults. Stay tuned for next year’s date!

Resources By Topic
School Advocacy

For information on school advocacy, please visit our Advocate page.

School Transitions

Transitions in life can be difficult when going to high school, college or the workforce.  Below are resources for youth and parents entering this transition.

Go To Transitions Page »
Substance Abuse

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction this is a list of inpatient and outpatient resources for help.

General Information

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

Children and Adolescent Providers

  • Addiction Services Council: (513) 281-7880
    • Provides preventions service programs, diagnostic assessments, case management, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling services for children through adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.  Accepts Medicaid Managed Care plans and private insurance.
  • ASAP (Adolescent Substance Abuse Programs, Inc.): (513) 792-1272
    • Provides assessments and treatment programs for teens with substance abuse and mental health issues.  Educational programs also provided.  No individual therapy but do offer intensive outpatient services and parent support groups. Private insurance accepted.
  • Central Community Health Board: (513) 559-2000
    • Treats children-seniors. Provides alcohol and drug addiction treatment, psychiatric supportive treatment, residential treatment, day treatment individual counseling, case management and job coaching and placement.  Accepts private insurance.
  • The Crossroads Center: (513) 475-5313
    • Offers residential treatment, intensive outpatient programs, individual outpatient counseling, group and family counseling, case management, pharmacological management and an adolescent outpatient program. Accepts Medicaid Managed Care plans.
  • GLAD House: (513) 641-5530
    • Targeted for ages 5-12 with presenting mental health symptoms that have a caregiver with an addiction disorder.  Guardians must be willing to participate in a diagnostic assessment. Most private insurance accepted along with Ohio Medicaid Managed care and sliding scale plans for residents of Warren and Clinton Counties.
  • Prevention First!: (513) 751-8000
    • Prevention effort to promote drug-free environments for youth by providing education and advocacy.
  • Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery Centers
    • Drug and alcohol treatment services provided at the Lebanon and Wilmington locations.  Counseling includes individual and/or family treatment, group therapy, and medication assisted treatment (on a limited basis).
  • Talbert House: (513) 221-4357 (HELP)
    • Providing community care, court and corrections, housing and mental health services.  Offers girls residential treatment for ages 12-17 who have emotional or behavioral difficulties.  Accepts Medicaid Managed Care plans.
  • Urban Minority Alcoholism Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP): (513) 541-7099
    • Provides prevention services, recovery services and intervention needs.  Offering medication assisted treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, individual and group therapy, and outpatient care.  Accepts Medicaid Managed Care plans and private insurance.

Adults and Parents with Substance Abuse Disorders

  • Center for Addiction Treatment: (513) 381-6672
    • Provides assessments, intensive outpatient counseling, support groups and individual outpatient therapy for those 18+ struggling with addictions.  Accepts Medicaid Managed Care plans.
  • Central Clinic – Court Clinic: (513) 558-5823
    • Provides 24/7 support.  Offering assessments, intensive outpatient therapy, individual and group counseling, case management, medication services and peer mentorship.
  • Central Community Health Board: (513) 559-2000
    • Treats children-seniors. Provides alcohol and drug addiction treatment, psychiatric supportive treatment, residential treatment, day treatment individual counseling, case management and job coaching and placement.  Accepts private insurance.
  • FAIR (Family Access to Integrated Recovery): (513) 651-4142
    • Provides assessments, case management and referral for services for families with an open case in the Children’s Services division of Hamilton County Job and Family Services.
  • First Step Home: (513) 961-4663
    • Transitions housing that provides treatment for pregnant women and women in recovery to live together with their children.  Offering outpatient services and recovery support center.  Services may include case management, peer mentors, job placement assistance, access to health care, and parenting classes. Accepts Medicaid Managed Care plans.
  • Greater Cincinnati Behavioral JOURNEY Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT): (513) 558-6506
    • Individual or group treatment which includes psychiatric services for people who have both a mental health disorder and a substance abuse issue.
  • Prospect House: (513) 921-1613
    • Residential treatment center for men looking for sobriety and self-support.  Residents must agree to a minimum of a 90 stay.
  • Urban Minority Alcoholism Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP): (513) 541-7099
    • Provides intensive outpatient treatment, individual and group therapy, and prevention services.  Medicaid and private insurance plans are accepted.

Other Community Resources

  • Drug and Poison Information Center: (513) 636-5111

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.
    Website: Parents360-Toolkit
  • 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.
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
    Substance Abuse Treatment Finder:
Support Groups

Support groups are a way to connect with people of common experiences and provide support and encouragement to one another.

  • Mental Health America, Back To School Toolkit
  • Parents’ Guide to Getting Good Care
    This interactive module made by the Child Mind Institute walks parents through common questions they have about mental health and looking for help.
  • Sesame Street toolkits provide opportunities to build closeness and confidence, making learning fun, and keep your child’s world safe and secure. Tookits feature information on divorce, eating well on a budget, grief, incarceration, resilience and more.
  • Supporting School Wellness Toolkit from the Ohio department of education, students and families may find these resources and tools helpful as students adjust to new learning environments.