Family Resources & Crisis Information

Crisis Numbers

After School Hours Student Wellness Check


Mental Health

Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention/Assessment/Treatment

  • Start Talking
    “An effort is underway across Ohio to prevent drug use among Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens – our children. Governor John R. Kasich and First Lady Karen W. Kasich have launched Start Talking! to give parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives”

    Heavy teen marijuana use may cut life short by 60

    The Heroin Epidemic

    Underage Drinking
    “Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in the United States. Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks”

    Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline
    “SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357),(also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information” 

    Promises Treatment Centers: 10 Reasons Teens Abuse Alcohol or Drugs
    “On the one hand, adolescence is a time of self-exploration. One could argue that it’s perfectly natural and normal to want to try new things, such as getting high or drunk for the first time. However, others would argue – and wisely so – that adolescents, by virtue of their young age and lack of life experience, aren’t prepared for the consequences that often follow”

    *Contact a student assistance counselor at the Sycamore High School Counseling Center for a resource list of local organizations who provide alcohol and other drug assessments and programming.

Eating Disorder Assessment & Treatment

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Eating Disorders Program
    “The Eating Disorders Program serves all adolescents, male and female and gender nonconforming, with significantly unhealthy eating behaviors including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating / overeating”

    Eating Recovery Center of Ohio
    "Eating Recover Center's mission is to provide the very best care to patients, families and providers of care in the treatment of, and recover from, eating disorders and related conditions."

    Eating Disorder Hope
    “Eating Disorder Hope’s mission is to offer hope, information, and resources to individual eating disorder sufferers, their family members, and treatment providers. The organization began with the help and advice of colleagues, professors, and other organizations specializing in eating disorders. Eating Disorder Hope was founded in January 2005”

    Mayo Clinic: Eating Disorders
    “Eating disorders are serious conditions related to persistent eating behaviors that negatively impact your health, your emotions and your ability to function in important areas of life. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.”

    *For additional eating disorder resources, contact your insurance company or the Sycamore High School Counseling Center.

    Eating Recovery Center’s mission is to provide the very best care to patients, families and providers of care in the treatment of, and recovery from, eating disorders and related conditions."

Grief Resources

  • Fernside:Supporting Children and Families Through Grief
    "Fernside, established in 1986, as the nation's second oldest children's grief center, remains today a national leader in providing grief support services and outreach and education to the community and families. An affiliate of Hospice of Cincinnati, Fernside services compliment Hospice of Cincinnati's comprehensive bereavement program by addressing the unique needs of children”

    Companions on a Journey
    “Companions on a Journey, Inc., was formed in 1997 as a ministry of St. Maximilian Kolbe Church by Sheila Munafo-Kanoza after the loss of her husband, Vince, to a ten-year battle with cancer. Widowed at the age of 37 and with three children to raise, Sheila found it important to be able to understand the grief that she and her children were enduring. She discovered the importance of grief support through a support group she had attended at St. John’s Church in West Chester, Ohio."

    Cincinnati, Ohio Locations:
    “It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel”

    Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief
    Each year thousands of teenagers experience the death of someone they love. When a parent, sibling, friend or relative dies, teens feel the overwhelming loss of someone who helped shape their fragile self-identities. And these feelings about the death become a part of their lives forever”

    Helping Teens Work Through Grief
    “Grass-roots efforts to guide grieving children and teens are emerging from many concerned people. Parents, teachers, nurses, counselors, coaches, and spiritual guides are seeking appropriate and practical ways of accompanying grieving children and teens as they journey through the isolation, the turmoil, and ever-changing life experiences after a loved one dies” 

Health & Wellness/Stress Management

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning)

  • GLSEN:  Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network
    "GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks”

    PFLAG- Parents, Family, Friends, and Allies United with LGBTQ People United to Move Equality Forward
    “PFLAG Cincinnati is a local chapter of the national organization called PFLAG, the nation’s largest family-based group of its kind. PFLAG began in 1972, when a courageous mother marched with her gay son in New York City’s gay pride parade. Her single voice—calling on society to treat all of its citizens equally and with dignity—sparked a national movement. Since then, tens of thousands of ordinary Americans have joined forces as PFLAG”

    “LGBTQ definitions every good ally should know” (June 2017 article)

    “Law You Can Use: What to know about LGBTQ rights in Ohio” (June 2017 article)

Relationship Violence Prevention

  • Love Is Respect
    Loveisrespect’s purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships”