At Nationwide Children's, we care very much about you and your safety.
For crisis situations that are not life-threatening, mental health and substance abuse crisis services for Franklin County, Ohio, residents are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Youth and adolescents 17 and under should call (614) 722-1800.
- Ages 18 and older should call (614) 276-CARE (2273).
For people living outside Franklin County, please call your county’s psychiatric crisis line number.
If you are having thoughts of suicide or need to talk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. If you prefer to text, you can text "START" to 741-741 where a live, trained specialist will respond back to you.