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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

24-Hour Suicide Prevention:  617-221-5445 or 1-800-273-TALK
Answered by a team of highly trained volunteers, this line is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline volunteers listen, assess suicide risk, and give support to callers in crisis. The volunteer workers also provide information and assistance to relatives, friends, co-workers and others who are concerned about a suicidal individual.

Teen Suicide Questions:  614-294-3300
This line is answered by trained teen volunteers during evening hours and by adults during other hours. This 24-hour line provides peer counseling to adolescents who may be dealing with loneliness, depression, and other problems.

Firstlink Resource Line:  614-221-2255
FIRSTLINK helps Central Ohio residents connect to critical community resources available in Franklin County.


PHYSICAL HEALTH RESOURCES

ALATEEN:  614-253-2701
Alateen is part of Al‑Anon Family Groups. Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members who help the group to stay on track. Alateens come together to:

  • share experiences, strength, and hope with each other
  • discuss difficulties
  • learn effective ways to cope with problems
  • encourage one another
  • help each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon program

Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Concerns - Netcare: 614-276-2273
Netcare provides services to adolescents who are experiencing mental health or substance abuse crises, those with mild to severe mental disorders, those who are hearing impaired, those who are non-English speaking and require a translator, and those requiring court-ordered mental health assessments.

Teen Pregnancy Clinic614-526-3285
CNHC provides a wide range of services to teens and adults including pregnancy testing, obstetric / gynecology care, contraception, well woman exams and treatment of pelvic pain. Uninsured patients may pay for services based on a sliding scale. They accept most health insurances as well, including Medicaid.

Pregnancy Care Connection:  614-227-9866
Pregnant women living in Franklin County can call this hotline to schedule their initial pregnancy visit. The hotline is for women who are uninsured, women who have government health insurance (Medicaid, Caresource, Molina, Healthy Start) or women who are insured but have limited resources. By calling this number, pregnant women are able to see a doctor sooner.

Rape/ Sexual Abuse and Rape Prevention (SARNCO):  614-267-7020 or 1-800-656-HOPE
The Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) is the sexual violence intervention and prevention program serving Franklin County. SARNCO strives to empower survivors and co-survivors of sexual and relationship violence and in time, to eliminate these forms of abuse through culturally appropriate prevention programming. SARNCO Programs and Services include:

  • 24-Hour Emergency Room Advocacy: Trained volunteer advocates provide emotional support, crisis intervention and resource information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to survivors of sexual violence who are receiving care in local emergency departments.
  • 24-Hour Rape Helpline: Trained volunteer advocates provide emotional support, crisis intervention and resource information over the telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to survivors of sexual violence, co-survivors and the community.
  • Recovery Resources: Recovery books and booklets geared toward healing from sexual violence are available at no cost to survivors and co-survivors of sexual assault. Free recovery materials can be accessed through the 24-Hour Rape Helpline at (614) 267-7020.
  • Sexual Violence Prevention Program: SARNCO provides prevention education and outreach about sexual assault, dating violence and sexual harassment in the community.

Ohio AIDS Hotline:  1-800-332-AIDS
The Hotline offers an opportunity for callers to explore personal HIV, STD and Hepatitis risk behavior, ask questions and/or seek out resources, privately and anonymously.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases:  614-645-7772
Columbus Health Department Sexual Health Walk-In Clinic offering confidential diagnosis and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections.

National Eating Disorders:  1-800-931-2237
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) helpline volunteers will be there to offer support and guidance with compassion and understanding.

Poison Control:  614-228-1323 or 1-800-222-1222
Get fast, free, confidencial advice for questions about poisons and poisonings.

CHOICES, for Victims of Domestic Violence:  614-224-4663 or 1-800-799-SAFE
CHOICES is the primary direct service provider to central Ohio families experiencing domestic violence. They provide counseling, shelter, crisis intervention, education, and community and legal support and advocacy to central Ohio residents facing domestic violence.

Ohio Tobacco Quit Line: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
Quitting tobacco is a process. Whether you are thinking about quitting, are not yet ready to quit, or have already quit, Ohio Tobacco Quit Line can help you with each step of the way. Call now to speak with an Ohio Quits Intake Specialist who will recommend to you, based on your responses to a variety of questions, which quit tobacco program is suited for you.


 FAMILY HEALTH RESOURCES

Sounding Board/ Counseling Center for Family Conflict:  231-1151
Sounding Board counseling center is a comprehensive mental health, counseling, and psychological center working with domestic violence, depression, anxiety, panic, and phobias.

Runaway Hotline:  1-800-786-2929
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home. The 24-hour crisis line has an experienced front-line team member ready to help you now. If you're not ready to call, you can post to our bulletin board, send an email, or start a live chatbulletin board, send an email, or start a live chat. It's anonymous, confidential and free.

Huckleberry House (Runaway Helpline):  294-5553
Huckleberry House offers continuous 24-hour crisis services and emergency shelter to high-need youth between the ages of 11 and 17.

Franklin County Children Services Positive Parenting Information:  614-229-7000
Protecting Children by Strengthening Families through collaboration with families and their communities, FCCS advocates for the safety, permanency and well-being of each child we serve in a manner that honors family and culture. Click here to download the complete FCCS resource guide.

Center for Child and Family Advocacy:  614-722-8200
The Center for Family Safety and Healing fully addresses all aspects of family violence, including child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse.