Behavioral Health

Helping Children and Families Reach Their Full Potential

Big Lots Behavioral Health Services

At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we know that an emotional, behavioral or developmental problem can be confusing for children and adolescents – and for those who love them. Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital offers a wide range of services to address the needs of these patients and their families.

Where should you turn after a diagnosis of autism, Down syndrome or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? What if your child is experiencing anxiety, depression or problems with alcohol or drugs?

Our comprehensive, team approach brings together psychiatry, psychology, specialized pediatrics, counseling, parent support specialists, social work and nursing to help with every aspect of a child’s treatment.

As a national leader in childhood Behavioral Health research, we are pushing the field forward. As caregivers, we want to help with your child’s individual challenges.

If you are in an emergency, life-threatening situation, call 9-1-1 or go to an Emergency Department. 

 

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Crisis Information

If you have concerns about serious injury to your child or others, call 911.

If You Live in Franklin County:

  • If you live in Franklin County and your child is in crisis and you would like to talk to a mental health provider, call the Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Franklin County Youth Psychiatric Crisis Line at (614) 722-1800.

If You Live Outside of Franklin County:

  • If you do not live in Franklin County but you are connected with a Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health provider, call the Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Franklin County Youth Psychiatric Crisis Line at (614) 722-1800.
  • If you do not live in Franklin County and are not connected with a Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health provider, please call your county psychiatric crisis line or current behavioral health care provider for help in determining the best response.
  • If you do not know your county's crisis line and you or your child need immediate help due to having suicidal thoughts, go to your local emergency room, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741-741.

Go to the Psychiatric Crisis Department when your child has an urgent behavioral or mental health concern that needs immediately addressed and your child has no medical concerns.

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Psychiatric Crisis Department

The Psychiatric Crisis Department treats children and adolescents for mental and behavioral health crises. It’s like an emergency room for children experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis.

Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion

The Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion is America’s largest center dedicated exclusively to child and adolescent behavioral and mental health on a pediatric medical campus.

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Leah B

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Name: Leah B.
Condition(s): Anxiety, ADHD, Depression
Age Today: 21 Years

Leah was eight years old when her father passed away from cancer. During Leah’s sophomore year in high school, there was a crisis point where she came close to being hospitalized because of her suicidal thoughts. With treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services, she learned to manage her anxiety and depression.

Sawyer G

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Name: Sawyer G.
Condition(s): Autism Spectrum Disorder
Age Today: 11 Years

At a little over age 2, Sawyer was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has learned to speak in full sentences, have conversations and look up and respond when someone calls his name. Not so long ago, when asked to stop looking at a book, Sawyer would often scream, cry and sometimes drop to the floor. That seldom happens now.

Marissa W

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Name: Marissa W.
Condition(s): Autism Spectrum Disorder
Age Today: 23 Years

When you meet Marissa, it is hard to believe that this beautiful young lady could have a problem in the world. But the truth is that she knows what it is like to struggle.

Big Lots Behavioral Health Services receives funding from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.Franklin County Board of Commissioners Logo

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One in five children has a mental health illness. It's time to end stigmas about mental and behavioral health.