Crisis Support - ADAMH Board of Franklin County

Crisis Support

In the midst of a mental health or substance use crisis, it's hard to know where to turn. The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) is here to help! Below you will find hotlines, helplines and other resources to help you navigate a crisis situation.


Adult Crisis Hotline: 614.276.CARE (2273)
Youth (17 and Under) Crisis Hotline: 614.722.1800

Chat with a Clinician
When a clinician is available to chat, there will be a pop-up on the left side of your screen that says "In Crisis? Chat Now."
Click on this or visit to chat with a trained clinician.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 614.221.5445
Call or text. Text Line available Monday – Friday noon to 10 pm.
Older Adult Hotline: 614.294.3309
Teen Suicide Hotline: (614) 294-3300
The Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition: 614.299.6600 ext. 2073
Veterans Crisis Line: 1.800.273.8255
Training for Teachers Ohio Campaign for Hope: Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative 614.429.1528
LGBTQ Youth Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline: The Trevor Project 1.866.488.7386

ADAMH Board of Franklin County's System of Care

The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County is a government agency that partners with more than 30 non-profit organizations that offer mental health, substance use treatment and prevention services to Franklin County residents.
Learn more about the providers in our System of Care

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