If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

Statewide-Support-ResourcesThe COVID-19 crisis has placed tremendous stress on individuals and families across Ohio. Whether coping with illness, loss of a loved one, financial insecurity, changes to the workplace, increased responsibility at home, or social isolation as a result of quarantine, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread. Stress reactions among individuals during this time of crisis are common. You don’t have to struggle alone. Support is available. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and their community partners are committed to working together to support all Ohioans by providing real-time connection to expert help, strengthening behavioral healthcare access, preventing overdose deaths, and responding to mental health needs.

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Get Support


Call 1-800-720-9616

The Ohio CareLine is a toll-free emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and administered in community settings. Behavioral health professionals staff the CareLine 24 hours a day, 7 days/week. They offer confidential support in times of personal or family crisis when individuals may be struggling to cope with challenges in their lives. When callers need additional services, they will receive assistance and connection to local providers.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741

Get connected to a trained Crisis Counselor within 5 minutes. Reach out by text to communicate with someone trained to listen and respond in a method that is private, secure and confidential. The Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices.