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These resources are suggested by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southwest Ohio, a grassroots education, support and advocacy organization.

NAMI offers educational programs, support groups, and an information and referral phone line. They work together with their national organization (NAMI) and their state affiliate (NAMI Ohio) to advocate for people living with mental illness and their families.

NAMI Southwest Ohio is committed to the following values:

  1. Recovery:Ā Recovery is possible with comprehensive treatment. Mental illness, like most other illnesses, comprises biological, psychological, and social factors.
  2. Access to Treatment:Ā All individuals should have access to treatment appropriate to their needs.
  3. Needs Adequately Addressed:Ā The needs of all those affected by mental illness, including people living with mental illness, family members, friends and others should be adequately addressed.
  4. No Guilt, Shame, Blame or Stigma:Ā There should be no stigma associated with mental illness.
  5. Collaboration:Ā Collaboration within the mental health community is vital to effective treatment and recovery.
  6. Excellence:Ā All NAMIā€™s support, education and advocacy programs should be conducted with the highest possible standards.
  7. Inclusion:Ā All segments of the community should be included as we seek to be the voice for mental health in Southwest Ohio.
  8. Respect:Ā All individuals should be treated with respect in every situation.
  9. Openness and Responsiveness to Change:Ā NAMI will be quick to adapt to positive research, medications and treatment, and will be willing to consider changes that will improve the delivery of our mission.
  10. Fiscal Responsibility:Ā Financial policies and decisions will be carefully weighed in order to optimize the use of resources in the most efficient and effective manner.

Youth America Hotline

(877) YOUTHLINE (968-8454)

The Youth America Hotline is a free peer-to-peer hotline network that links callers to community-based peer counseling hotlines.

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Crisis Text Line

Text START to 741741

The Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 to help you with any kind of crisis. Visit to learn more about how the Crisis Text Line works.

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Local Resources By County

Butler County:

Mobile Crisis Team And Consultation

(844) 4CRISIS (1-844-427-4747)

24-hour Hotline: Need someone to talk to? Call the same Mobile Crisis Team phone number above. They are there to help!

Clermont County:

Clermont County Crisis Hotline

(513) 528-SAVE (7283)

This free and confidential hotline is available 24-7 and provides suicide prevention, crisis intervention and referral information to Clermont County youth and adults.

Hamilton County:

Talbert House Crisis Hotline

(513) 281-CARE (2273) or text Talbert to 839863

This 24-hour suicide and crisis hotline offers crisis intervention and information and referral services to individuals of any age.

Mobile Crisis Team At University Hospital

(513) 584-5098

To refer an adult or child, call (513) 584-5098. Mobile Crisis is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12:00 am and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

After hours, referrals can be made through Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES). Call (513) 584-8577. PES will page the Mobile Crisis Team if necessary.

Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)

(513) 584-8577

Provides round-the-clock care to patients in crisis with psychiatric emergencies, or for those experiencing suicidal and/or homicidal feelings.

Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) At Cincinnati Childrenā€™s Hospital

(513) 636-4124

Located within Cincinnati Childrenā€™s, PIRC is the admission and evaluation center for all psychiatric services.

Hamilton County Mental Health Access Point (MHAP)

(513) 558-8888

Mental Health Access Point (MHAP) exists as the front door to the Hamilton County public mental health system. MHAP, a division of Central Clinic, provides assessment, support, and connections for children and adults residing in Hamilton County who are in need of mental health services.

Warren County:

Warren And Clinton Counties Crisis Hotline

(877) 695-NEED (6333)

This 24-hour telephone offers support to residents of Warren and Clinton Counties for emergencies related to mental health and substance abuse.

National Resources 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-TALK (8255)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Calls will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.

  • Call for yourself or someone you care about
  • Free and confidential
  • A network of over 150 centers nationwide
  • Available 24/7

Youth America Hotline

(877) YOUTHLINE (968-8454)

The Youth America Hotline is a free peer-to-peer hotline network that links callers to community-based peer counseling hotlines.

Veterans Crisis Line

(800) 273-8255 and Press 1
Text 838255

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Suicide Prevention In College Resource Guide

This online guide, created by Affordable Colleges Online, is designed to offer hope and help for college students who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, as well as their friends and family.

NAMI Information Helpline

(800) 950-NAMI (6264)

Trained volunteers provide information, referrals, and support to all who have questions about or are affected by serious mental illness. The NAMI Information Helpline is available Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST.

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