Ohio Mental Health Resource Guides

The Center for Public Health Practice in partnership with the College of Public Health students and Equitas Health Institute have developed Mental Health Resource Guides for all of Ohio’s 88 counties. This project was completed as part of the Center’s and OSU Extension’s SAMHSA Mental Health Awareness Training grant.

For questions, to add or correct a county resource guide, please contact Colleen at Fitzgibbons.11@osu.edu.

Ohio Mental Health Resource Guides by County

Please click on any of the Mental Health Resource Guides by county (in alphabetical order below) to learn about the mental health and substance use disorder resources available in that community. Additional statewide and national resources are included below the list of county resource guides.


Statewide Resources

Ohio Care Line: (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.

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Find a Mental Health Service Provider: https://mha.ohio.gov/Families-Children-and-Adults/Get-Help/Find-Mental-Health-Service-Providers 

Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) Sites by County: 

Anyone in Ohio can obtain free naloxone and overdose response education through Project DAWN locations. To find a site near you, use the List of Project DAWN Locations by County.

Harm Reduction Ohio: https://www.harmreductionohio.org/get-naloxone/  

Harm Reduction Ohio Has a mail order program. The Ohio Department of Health is currently supplying Harm Reduction Ohio with enough of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone to fulfill all online orders at no cost to Ohio residents.

Equitas Health TeleHealth & TeleCounseling: https://equitashealth.com/services-page-content/telehealth/ 

Equitas Health is now offering medical, psychiatry, and counseling TeleHealth appointments for new and current patients and clients.

Equitas Health LGBTQ+ Health Provider Guide: https://equitashealthinstitute.com/publications/provider-guide/ 

Find Health and social service providers who are committed to providing LGBTQ+ centered care. This guide is to be used as a reference only, Equitas Health makes no assurances about any providers listed. All information is based on self-reported information gathered by each individual provider.


National Helplines/Websites

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1–800–273–TALK (1-800-273-8255)

This is a crisis hotline that can help with many issues, not just suicide. For example, anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal; family and friends who are concerned about a loved one; or anyone interested in mental health treatment referrals can call the Lifeline. Callers are connected with a professional nearby who will talk with them about what they are feeling or concerns for other family and friends. Call the toll-free Lifeline, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Lifeline Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. All chat centers in the Lifeline network are accredited by CONTACT USA. Lifeline Chat is available 24/7 across the U.S.

Crisis Text Line: Text “MHFA” to 741741

Available 24/7, 365 days a year, this organization helps people with mental health challenges by connecting callers with trained crisis volunteers who will provide confidential advice, support, and referrals if needed.

The Trevor Project: Call 866-488-7386 or Text “START” to 678678

Trained counselors available 24/7 to support youth who are in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment free place to talk. Specializing in supporting the LGBTQI+ community. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline. Visit https://www.thetrevorproject.org

National Sexual Assault 24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 or 1-800-656-HOPE, https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474

Finding a Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Provider:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help

SAMHSA provides information on mental health services and treatment centers through an online service locator. You can search by your location, whether or not they provide services for youth, payment options (private insurance, cash, or something else), languages spoken, etc.

Therapy for Black Girls: https://therapyforblackgirls.com/ 

Online space encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls; referral tool to find a therapist in your area.

The Loveland Foundation: https://thelovelandfoundation.org/

Financial assistance to Black women & girls seeking therapy.

Therapy for Black Men: https://therapyforblackmen.org/ 

Primarily a therapist directory for Black men seeking therapy; includes some resources and stories: Therapist Directory

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: https://borislhensonfoundation.org/

Changing the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging people to get the help they need; focuses on stigma/self-stigma reduction and building trust between Black people and the mental health field.

Resource Guide: directory of mental health providers and programs that serve the Black community; includes therapists, support groups, etc., but also digital content, faith-based programs, educational programs, etc.

Inclusive Therapists’ Find a Therapist: https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/locations

Inclusive Therapists offers a safer, simpler way to find a culturally responsive, social justice-oriented therapist. Inclusive Therapists center the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and the LGBTQIA2S+ community and honor the full neurodiversity spectrum and advocate for mental health care accessibility for people with disabilities.