Mental Health Emergency Information

Mental Health/Crisis Helplines - 24HRS



281-CARE (2273)

24hr Crisis and Suicide Hotline staffed by mental health professionals to de-escalate crisis, also a crisis care center for short term crisis intervention counseling. Clients can be seen within 1-2 days of initial phone call. Referral for agencies for other mental health help or social service agencies provided.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255     

 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

946-LINK (5465)

Family Link Line
24hr informational and referrals for families in need (housing/shelter/food/clothing/counseling svcs), help with handling life necessities.

221-HELP (4357)

Family Violence Prevention Hotline

Parent Hotline

9-5pm M-F Grandparents, step-parents, teachers, etc who need to talk about anything (not just in dealing with kids). Anonymous. Child abuse prevention hotline

Mobile Crisis Unit

Psychiatric emergency services at University Hospital (584-5098 for non-emergencies)

221 Or 721-7900

United Way Helpline

Mental Health Access Point (MHAP)

MHAP operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer calls and connect clients to appropriate services.


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC)

Mercy Franciscan Hospital Mt. Airy - Central Intake Team/Emergency

Inpatient psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents, ages 5 to 18.

Agencies for Children and Families




 Best Point Behavioral Health offers school-based counseling and support serving grades K-12. Services are provided in the school, home or at The Children’s Home of Cincinnati by a licensed mental health therapist or a qualified mental health provider.  The therapist will work with you and your child to determine the specific treatment plan that meets your needs.  Programs available on Mt. Healthy’s campus are BHC Individual Therapy, Care Coordination, and School-Based Day Treatment Groups. To find out more you can call The Children’s Home at 513-272-2800 or make an online referral 

Talbert House Project Pass

684-7968 2534 Victory Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45206

Project PASS is a mental health and substance abuse program providing assessment, prevention, education services, case management and an overall support program for school-aged children and their parents through a partnership with schools. It provides flexible, unique and cost-effective support services promoting healthy functioning in schools, home and the community. Staff members address the social, emotional, and behavioral health needs of students and families.

Community Outpatient Services

221-HOPE (221-4673)

School-Based Services


A Voice


The A Voice program serves children who have been sexually abused and their non-offending family members.

Health Clinic

Treatment Pediatric Integrated Care Project (PICP) - 221-4673

Juvenile Firesetters Program

(221-4673, Anne Niehauser) - 221-4673

Equinox Program

321-8286 Our staff provide specialized services to sexually reactive youth and offenders

Family Services of Cincinnati

733-3232 - Sharonville Counseling Center
Family Service engages children, families and adults as partners so they achieve educational, emotional and occupational success.

Beech Acres Parenting Center

Positive Practical Parenting - When you need support where do you turn?
Beech Acres Parenting Center offers parents guidance and support with its ultimate goal of strengthening parents' ability to raise children who achieve their unique potential. Beech Acres Parenting Center taps the strengths in every family, and every parent, to help them achieve their goals. We do this by providing information and services tailored to meet parent needs, culture, and interests

St. Aloysius Orphanage

St. Aloysius Orphanage is a Family Teaching Center that commits its resources to nurturing the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual strengths of children and families.

St. Joseph Orphanage

St. Joseph Orphanage is a comprehensive children's mental health, educational, and residential treatment agency that helps abused, cognitively challenged, and/or emotionally disturbed children and their families on the road to recovery and success.

Gary Boyle, M.A., L.P.C.C.

1420 E. McMillan
Suite One
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Grief Counseling





Cancer Family Care

2421 Auburn Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Suicide Assistance for Families