About one in five Ohio residents suffers from diagnosable depression. Also, the rate of prevalence for any mental condition in Ohio is percentage points higher than the national average. From 2007 to 2017, the number of suicides per 100,000 Ohioans rose from 10.8 deaths to 14.8 deaths. Also, Ohio is continuously one of the epicenters of the opioid crisis.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Ohio residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
Sponsored by the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Ohio CareLine is available around the clock for residents to connect with a specialist. Call 1-800-720-9616 today to learn about all the resources at your fingertips. You can also reach the department itself at 1-877-275-6364.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing email@example.com. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10 AM until 8 PM EST, there is a 24/7 text line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.