24/7 Crisis Supports

Last Updated: 4/23/2020 8:15 PM

A message from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center:

Families are encouraged to contact their current mental health provider first if their child is having a mental health issue. This allows the mental health provider, who knows your child best, to provide support and direction. If your child does not have a mental health provider and they are experiencing a non-life-threatening mental health crisis, you are encouraged to contact the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at CCHMC: 513-636-4124. The PIRC staff will help you to decide the most effective level of intervention for your child’s mental health crisis – which may include an urgent psychiatric assessment in the PIRC Bridge Clinic. 

You should go to the emergency department if you are experiencing a medical emergency, a life-threatening mental health crisis, or are directed to go there by a medical provider. This will help limit the spread of the virus in our community and allow our emergency departments to care for patients with the most critical needs first.


Crisis Text Line

Text 4hope to 741 741Do you need help? Text the keyword "4hope" to 741 741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor within 5 minutes.

Any person may need help coping with a stressful situation. Reach out by text to communicate with someone trained to listen and respond in a method that is private, secure and confidential.

The Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices.