We are excited to announce a new five-year plan, Recovery is Beautiful™: A BluePrint for Ohio’s Community Mental Health and Addiction System. This five-year plan with overarching goals and action steps is designed to provide a framework for moving Ohio’s mental health and addiction system toward a Recovery-Oriented System of Care. This Recovery-Oriented System of Care will promote good health through prevention and wellness programs, as well as provide crisis intervention, treatment, and recovery supports when individuals experience a mental health or substance abuse problem.
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
Crisis Text Line provides free support at your fingertips, 24/7. It is a free, confidential service available via text on mobile devices. It is intended to broaden the options available through current community crisis hotlines. Crisis Text Line‘s goal is to move people from a hot moment to a cool calm.
This resource provides detailed information pertaining to Ohio's Crisis Lines per county.
This page provides a portal to helpful treatment options across various topics for individuals in recovery.
OHIOcares is an enhanced "safety net" of behavioral health services available for Ohio military personnel and their families. The program is staffed by the Ohio National Guard with independently licensed clinicians, and provides consultation seven days a week. OHIOcares is not a crisis line or emergency service; staff evaluate the situation each caller is in and helps them access appropriate services.
Ohio Peer Recovery Organizations serves as the unifying force for Ohio peer-recovery organizations and programs to speak with one voice in all aspects of the mental health and substance use disorder systems.
Ohio Every citizen in the state of Ohio has access to recovery support services throughout the lifespan of the disease and barriers to recovery resulting from the stigma and discrimination associated with addiction are eliminated. Policy decisions are based on the medical model of addiction and are informed by individuals and their friends and families who have been impacted by addiction. OCAAR believes that improved processes, empowerment and access to care for those in and seeking recovery will benefit the entire community.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life and ensure dignity and respect for persons with serious mental illness, and offer support to their families and loved ones.
The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation is a non-profit organization that works tirelessly to prevent one of our most preventable causes of death: suicide. Our work includes reducing the stigma of suicide, promoting evidence-based prevention strategies, and raising awareness about suicide’s relationship to mental illness, alcohol, drug abuse, and other issues.