Crisis Resources

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    COVID-19 CARELINE

    The COVID-19 pandemic has generated an increasing number of individuals experiencing mental health crisis.  Governor Mike DeWine announced Wednesday, 4/22/2020 the creation of the COVID Careline. The COVID Careline is a toll-free and confidential line staffed by certified counselors and social workers. It will be available for Ohioans from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day.  Any individual who calls after these hours will be re-routed directly to the National Suicide Hotline, so no one will be without help when they need it. 

    Anyone in need of help or support can call the COVID Careline at 1.800.720.9616

     

    There are local and national resources to support mental health needs.  Below is a list of resources available 24/7.

    If you experience a life threatening emergency, please call 911.

    PIRC (Psychiatric Intake Response Center) Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

    (513) 636-4124

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hour crisis text line

    Text 4HOPE to 741741

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    800-273- 8255

    Talbert House Crisis Hotline

    Text 4Hope to 839863

    Talbert House Crisis Hotline

    (513) 281-CARE (2273)

    Hamilton County Mobile Crisis

     (513) 584-5098

    Lighthouse Youth Crisis Center

    (513) 961-4080

     

    Reporting Safety Concerns

    Sycamore Community Schools uses the Safer Schools Ohio tip line, a hotline that will allow students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety. The tip line accepts both calls and text messages 24 hours a day and is free of charge to Ohio schools.

    Whether the safety concern involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student, the tip line can be used to alert authorities to the issue.

    Every tip can remain anonymous. School safety analysts may ask for additional information, but the caller can remain secret or leave his or her contact information for later follow-up.

    Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts in the Ohio Homeland Security’s Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) Unit. When action is needed, the TAP Unit immediately forwards information to local school officials, local law enforcement agencies and others, if necessary.