Suicide Prevention Resources
If you or someone you know needs help immediately, please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room. You may also text START to 741741 or dial The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255). If you are on campus, you can contact Columbus State Police at 614-287-2525 or Counseling Services at 614-287-2818.
Columbus State Counseling Services
Students seeking Columbus State Counseling Services should call (614) 287-2818 or visit the Counseling Services Center location in Nestor Hall Room 010 (lower level) to schedule an appointment. Office Hours are Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In Franklin County, Netcare provides 24-hour, 7-day-per-week crisis services. Clients, family members, police officers, emergency medical personnel and other professionals may call (614) 276-CARE (2273) or 1-888-276-CARE (2273) when someone is in need of crisis services. Licensed and experienced crisis clinicians will direct the caller to the most appropriate means of assistance.
Veterans Crisis Line
Military personnel and veterans can dial 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone now. Veterans can start a confidential online chat session at www.veteranscrisisline.net. Veterans can send a text message to 838255 to connect to a VA responder now.
HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties
HelpLine updates and maintains the resource directory to link people with available services in and around Delaware & Morrow Counties.Call (740) 369-3316 or (419) 947-2520 or 1-800-684-2324, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk with a LIVE information and support specialist.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
- Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386 - it's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- TrevorText - Available on Fridays (4-8 p.m. EST and 1-5 p.m. PST). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
- TrevorChat - Available 7 days a week (3 - 9 p.m. EST / 12 - 6 p.m. PST)
ULifeline is an anonymous online resource to learn more about your thoughts and feelings, and to reach out for help if necessary. Visit ULifeline.org to take a confidential screening, to research mental health conditions, or to locate resources on campus.
NAMI Franklin County
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Franklin County is dedicated to improving the lives of family members, friends and persons with mental illness through education, outreach, support, referral and advocacy. Phone: (614) 501-6264.
Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF)
The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) is a prevention, education and resource foundation dedicated to providing suicide prevention organizations information and resources, raise awareness, eliminate stigma, and increase help-seeking behavior for all Ohioans. OSPF also provides a variety of diverse suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings, outreach programming, and suicide prevention hotline resources by county in the State of Ohio.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is an organization dedicated to raising awareness, funding scientific research and providing resources and aid to those affected by suicide. Through advocacy, research, education and interactive screening programs, AFSP is also committed to bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP’s support page is a resource to find support for yourself or someone you may know struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviors. They can also be reached Toll-Free at: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377).
Options for the deaf and hard of hearing
If you are hearing impaired, there are several ways to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
To chat with a Lifeline counselor from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Friday (EST) visitwww.suicidepreventionlifeline.org and click on “Get Help” and “Help for Deaf.” Contact the Lifeline via TTY by dialing 1-800-799-4889.
If you are hearing impaired and a veteran, service member, or any person concerned about one, there are several ways to contact the Veterans Crisis Line. To text with a Veterans Crisis Line responder, send a text message to 838255.
Contact the Lifeline via TTY by dialing 1-800-799-4889.