Over 220 schools and 19 mental health organizations partner with MindPeace to provide access to school based mental health services.

To reach a therapist or to make a referral, click on the ‘Counseling Support’ dropdown below.  There is a shortage of therapists across the region, state and country.  If you have trouble finding help please contact MindPeace 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.

State of Mind Speaker Series »Mental Health & Wellness Videos

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 988lifeline.org.

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.

(513) 636-4124
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 by The Children’s Home
(513) 527-3040
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

Lighthouse Crisis Center
(513) 961-4080
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
(513) 636-5111
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.

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

Grief Support

Companions on a Journey- Grief Support
(513) 870-9108
Offers support to anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one.

Fernside- Supporting Children and Families Through Grief
(513) 246-9140
Offers groups for children and teens ages 3-18, who are grieving the death of a family member or friend.

Suicide & Crisis Support

Visit the Suicide & Crisis Support page for tools including sample postvention plans.  Please contact MindPeace at (513) 803-0844 if you need assistance with these plans.

Mental Health Support
Care for students is available now. Treatment might be via phone, video conferencing or in person in the community.

If a child is already in treatment at schools, parents and school staff can get in touch with the therapist right away using the contacts provided in the lead mental health partner links below.

For referrals for students starting treatment, use the lead mental health partner links below. The Search Providers link below can be used for other options or call MindPeace at 513.803.0844.

MindPeace Summit Presentations
Shared Outcomes

Measurements focus on access to care and school-based mental health by the numbers.  Here are some of the results from the 2022-2023 school year, with the help of MindPeace.

  • Over 250 mental health professionals were in the CLCs/schools on a full-time basis
  • 72% of students referred for mental health services were connected to care
  • 19 average hours in treatment services per student (therapy, medication management, and case management/CPST)
  • Prevention services are not billable for agencies but are offered as part of the partnership because of their commitment to helping reduce more serious incidents and loss of instruction time.
Sleep Health
  • Resources on how to talk about and understand mental health from different points of view: a student, parent, or educator here.
  • This guide helps educators to promote positive mental health at school, identify students that may have brain health problems and connect students with appropriate services.  It includes information, common characteristics and classroom strategies for each condition. Supporting Minds
  • 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.
  • Brain Health Network Principal Toolkit.  This toolkit enables principals to disseminate wellness and brain health information to parents/caregivers and faculty. The toolkit is organized by topic and provides facts and statistics to help you learn more about brain health begin educating your own self about mental health with the various statistics and facts. Next, utilizing the various communication templates, share the information to parents, student, or faculty through email or social media
  • 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. The following are practical resources and tools teachers can use to support student behavior through relationship building, self-regulation and trauma-informed practices.

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.

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Trauma-Informed Care

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