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24-Hour Mental Health and Substance Abuse Crisis Care
is offered by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Both organizations work to stabilize patients over a few days and can provide longer-term inpatient hospitalization if necessary. Nationwide Children’s provides crisis care for children 14 and younger; Ohio State Wexner Medical Center treats teens 15 to 17 years old.
Nationwide Childrens Hospital
614.355.8080 Visit Site
The OSU Wexner Medical Center
614.293.9600 Visit Site
Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH)
funds nearly 35 nonprofit Franklin County organizations that provide treatment and prevention services for young people and their families. ADAMH financed services include individual, group and family therapy, case management, psychiatry and primary care, summer camps, after school programs and a suicide prevention hotline. Services not covered by insurance are offered on a sliding fee scale.
provides a range of counseling services to help children and teens with issues such as physical and sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and behavior problems. Group and individual therapy sessions are offered.
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMAS)
oversees a statewide network of care providers that includes more than 400 community-based mental health agencies and six state-operated psychiatric hospitals. A complete list of certified providers can be found on their website or by calling the referral line at (877) 275-6364 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Buckeye Ranch
helps children ages 6 to 18 with attention deficit disorder, behavior problems, sexually inappropriate behavior, school fights, alcohol or drug use, running away and anger issues. Programs include individual and group counseling, family counseling, psychiatry, residential programs, day treatment, in-home family services, 24-hour crisis services, foster care services, deaf services and parenting programs.
Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities
provides educational, employment and support services to Franklin County children and adults with developmental disabilities. Most services are offered at no cost to Franklin County residents who meet eligibility requirements.
Franklin County Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors
is a team of volunteers, many of whom are survivors of a suicide loss themselves, trained to offer support and resources to individuals who have experienced the suicide of a friend or relative. Volunteers from the organization go to each suicide scene in Franklin County to offer support and resources to the grieving.
Mental Health America of Franklin County
an affiliate of Mental Health America, supports the Central Ohio community by guiding people in need of mental health services to appropriate providers and provides services that may not otherwise be accessible. The organization makes initial referrals, provides free mental health services, and helps maintain stability and productivity once wellness is achieved. Services include an Ombudsman, a Pro Bono Counseling Program, a Maternal Mental Health Program, a variety of support groups, and other educational and advocacy offerings.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Ohio
is the statewide organization offering advocacy and classes to support individuals with a mental illness and their families. NAMI Franklin County offers peer education, training programs and services for people living with mental illness as well as family members, care givers and friends of people living with a mental illness. NAMI Franklin County offers a free course for the parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living a mental illness to help them advocate for their children in schools and health care settings while promoting the need for self-care, coping and communication skills.
The Ohio State University Harding Hospital Behavioral Health
provides an inpatient and outpatient program for adolescents’ mental health needs. An intensive outpatient program is available for youth 13 to 18 who need a high level of care but can safely be managed at home. Participants in this program meet three to five times a week for group therapy. Parents or guardians take part in one or two group sessions per week. Patients may be referred to this outpatient program from an outpatient setting or may transition from an inpatient unit. The inpatient adolescent unit that OSU offers is for youths 12 to 18. This unit provides specialized mental and behavioral care for youth whose psychiatric disorder affects their ability to care for themselves or presents a risk of harm to themselves or others. In this unit, each patient receives a complete psychiatric assessment, medication evaluation and educational needs assessment.
Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF)
a not-for-profit 501© 3 was created in 2005 as a public/private partnership to promote suicide prevention as a public health issue and advance evidence-based awareness, intervention and methodology strategies to support all Ohio-based suicide prevention efforts. OSPF’s vision is to provide information, resources, raise awareness, eliminate stigma and increase help-seeking behavior for all Ohioans. The Foundation provides annual educational conferences, best practice trainings for counselors, online suicide prevention training, training and support for county LOSS Teams, suicide prevention presentations and consultation and an informational website.