Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

  • Call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
  • Call 614-221-5445 for the Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s free and anonymous 24/7 hotline, the closest hotline to the Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus. Call 614-221-5445 for the Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s free and anonymous 24/7 hotline, the closest hotline to the Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus.

Need Immediate Assistance?

If you or someone you know is an imminent danger to themselves or someone else, go to the nearest ER or call 911.  Directions on how to get to the OSU ER

Please refer to the emergency decision tree above if unsure of assistance needed, whether you are a student, parent, professor or RA.  If appropriate, We will schedule students for emergency appointments as they are available. If you cannot wait for a response from CCS, please go to the nearest ER.

Hotline Information:      

Crisis Text Line:

  • TEXT “START” TO 741-741 
  • FREE, 24/7, CONFIDENTIAL.

Crisis Text Line serves anyone in any type of crisis, providing them access to free, 24/7 emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works:

  • Someone texts into Crisis Text Line anywhere, anytime, about any type of crisis.
  • A live, trained specialist receives the text and responds quickly.
  • The specialist helps the person stay safe and healthy with effective, secure counseling and referrals through text message using Crisis Text Line’s platform.

Other Local Emergency Psychiatric Resources:

  • Netcare Access Crisis Hotline at (614) 276-CARE (2273). Netcare provides twenty-four hour mental health and substance abuse crisis intervention, stabilization and assessment for Franklin County, Ohio residents
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital is located at 3535 Olentangy River Road (614) 566-5321
  • Mount Carmel West Hospital is located at 793 West State Street (614) 234-5000