Resource Center

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Local Resources/Southwest Ohio Crisis Numbers

Clermont County 24 Hour Crisis Hotline – 513-528-SAVE (7283)
Clermont County Mobile Crisis Team – 513-218-9800
Hamilton County 24 hr. line – 513-281-CARE (2273)
Psychiatric Emergency Services and Mobile Crisis Unit – 513-584-8577
Children/Adolescent Emergency, Children’s Hospital Psychiatric Response Center – 513-636-4124
Mental Health Access Point – 513-558-8888

Need a Therapist or Psychiatrist?

Local Clinical Services derived from Mental Health Association of America are listed below.

SS: Sliding Scale Fees | C: Children | MCD: Medicaid | T: Teen | MC: Medicare | A: Adult | O: Older Adult

Catholic Charities Diocese of Covington – SS / C, T, A, O
3629 Church Street Covington KY 41015
Phone: 859-581-8974
Provides counseling for individuals, couples and families in one-on-one or group sessions; pregnancy and adoption services; parenting education classes; education and counseling for parents at risk of child abuse; school-based mental health program; conflict resolution/peacemaking and substance abuse prevention programs; substance abuse pretreatment group for teens; poverty awareness experiential workshops for preteens to adults; senior self-help community groups; and organizing assistance to community groups.

Cincinnati Psychological Services, LLC – MCD, MC / C, T, A, O
2300 Montana Ave., Suite 17 Cincinnati OH 45211
Phone: 513-662-8200 Fax: 513-662-8201
Counseling is avalailable to families, children, and adults to treat addictions, behavioral concerns, mood disorders, depression and anxiety.Psychological Testing is also available for attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities as requested by agencies, businesses and the court system. Also provides Hypnosis for the treatment of smoking, eating, sleep and other compulsive behaviors. Most private insurances are accepted. Please call for more information.

Commonwealth Counseling Service, Inc. – MC / C, T, A, O
864 Donaldson Road Erlanger KY 41018
Phone: 800-325-5985 Fax: 513-922-6230 Call the 800 number for Central Intake.
Have 5 locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky area. Have 15 counselors with different specialties. Offers counseling for children, adolescents, adults and groups. (Some areas include marriage and/or family problems, sex related issues, sexual abuse, depression and grief counseling. Offers treatment for gambling, theft, shoplifting, DUI, alcohol and chemical dependency. Also provides psychological testing, custody evaluations and consultations with attorneys). Call for other locations.

Ohio Department of Mental Health
The James A. Rhodes State Office Tower
30 East Broad Street, 8th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3430  Phone 614-466-2596; 1-877-275-6364 (Toll-free bridge line for consumers and families)  614-752-9696 TTY

Life Point Solutions (formerly Family Services)  Kentucky Central Intake – SS
Covington KY 41011
Phone: 859-547-5750
Offers individual and family life skills education (workshops and discussion groups), employee assistance program and alcohol/drug abuse counseling. Special services focus on sexual abuse, domestic violence, in-school counseling, dropout prevention and work with at-risk youth. Also have offices in Ohio. Cincinnati OH 513-345-8555

Lindner Center of HOPE – T, A, O
4075 Old Western Row Road Mason OH 45040
Phone: 513-536-4673
The Lindner Center of HOPE will provide state-of-the-science diagnostic services, inpatient services, a full complement of outpatient treatment services, clinical research, expert consultations, and supplemental treatment services for patients in treatment. The hospital features 48 beds for adolescents, adults, and senior adults.  Groups of all kinds

McElheney (Diane) M.D. – A, O
246 Main Street Florence KY 41042
Phone: 859-525-7788
Psychiatric treatment and psychotherapy for adults ages 18 and up. Schedule appointments at your convenience.

Northern KY Psychiatry Associates (Dr. Baluyot) – MC / C, T, A, O
2380 Grandview Drive Ft. Mitchell KY 41017
Phone: 859-331-7234 Fax: 859-578-7986
Offers psychiatric treatment and counseling for children ages 10 and up. Open Monday – Thursdays only.

NorthKey Community Care Centers – SS, MCD, MC / C, T, A, O
502 Farrell Drive Covington KY 41011 859-331-3292
TTY: 859-331-1792 Free: 877-331-3292
Individual and family therapy for mental health and substance abuse and medication management for individuals participating in therapy. Treatment programs for alcohol/drug addiction, and programs for people with mental retardation/developmental disabilities. Offices in Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton Counties. Can provide a Spanish interpreter and/or ASL interpreter. See full description of all NorthKey services in [Agencies] section of this directory.

St. Elizabeth Edgewood Behavioral Health Center
Outpatient Program – MC / A
200 Medical Village Drive Edgewood KY 41017
Phone: 859-301-5900
Offers counseling by licensed therapists in the following areas: alcoholism/drug abuse, anxiety/panic disorders, attention deficit disorders, depression, marriage/family therapy, stress management, self-esteem and women’s issues. 859-578-5959

Florence KY location
7380 Turfway Road Florence KY 41042
Phone: 859-962-5233
Dual Diagnosis Program: provides treatment for people with mental health and substance abuse issues; includes family education; and an after-care program. Evening program and accepts Medicare. 859-962-5384

Therapeutic Collaborative (Dr. Eppley) – C, T
519 Licking Pike Wilder KY 41071
Phone: 859-572-0400
Steve Durkee LPCC Focus is adolescent issues with substance abuse, eating disorders and self mutilation. Offers psychiatry and therapy. Specializes in children, adolescents, and families.

Veterans Administration Northern Kentucky Health Care Associates – SS / A, O
103 Landmark Drive, 3rd Floor Bellevue KY 41073
Phone: 859-392-3840
Offers no-cost or low-cost primary care, substance abuse, and mental health services. Staff includes a primary-care physician, registered nurse practitioner, internal medicine specialist, psychiatrist, psychologist, and social worker. Any veteran who received an honorable discharge from the U.S. military is eligible for care at the VA. Fees are based on income.

Wellspring Psychological Services – MC / C, T, A, O
495 Erlanger Road Ste. 204 Erlanger KY 41018
Phone: 859-342-6444
Mary Gina Connor, MSW, LCSW
Accepts Medicare and private insurance. Call for information.  Psychologists, therapists and counselors with a wide variety of expertise are available to meet your needs. Call for more information on how they can help you achieve your goals. Medication management is offered to clients age 12 and older.

Good Samaritan Hospital – MCD, MC / O
375 Dixmyth Ave. Cincinnati OH 45220
Phone: 513-872-2692
Geriatric Psychiatry consultant to nursing homes in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Must go through the nursing home to be a patient.

Counseling Associates – A
535 Madison Ave. Suite #201 Covington Ky 41011
Phone: 859-360-6634 Fax: 859-360-6712
Counseling Associates provides outpatient groups that focus on a variety of treatment needs to promote positive coping skills and improved quality of life. Some group services require an assessment for enrollment. Individual,couple,family and group therapy are available. Domestic Violence, Anger Management, and DUI services are also available. Urinalysis drug screening services are available for a fee. We accept cash or money orders for services rendered.

Family Nurturing Center – C, T
8275 Ewing Boulevard Florence KY 41042
Phone: 859-525-3200
Offers free Individual/Family Counseling to address the unique needs of children who have experienced all types of abuse/trauma, (physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse/neglect, witnessing domestic viiolence or other violent crimes).

Heck (Stan) PsyD. and Hester ( Phillip ) PsyD. – SS, MC / C, T, A, O
176 Barn Wood Drive Suite B Edgewood KY 41017
Phone: 859-331-2500
Accepts Medicare and medical insurance (almost all managed care plans). Individual, marital and family therapy; assessment of central nervous system functioning; and career planning. Specializes in ADHD, learning disabilities, PTSD, emotional needs of gifted children, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Adult Children of Alcoholics, co-dependency and women’s issues. Also does EMDR.

Little Psychological Services, PLLC – C, T, A, O
6900 Houston Rd. Building 500, Suite 11 Florence KY 41042
Phone: 859-525-4911 Fax: 859-344-0247
Helping individuals and families (children through adulthood) with a wide range of emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, women’s issues, oppositional barriers and parenting skills training.


Please note that most books listed can be ordered from many different book stores.

Fernside Supporting Children and Families Through Grief also maintains a collections of these books.
Their contact information is: | Phone 513-745-0111 | Fax 513-745-0524

Suicide Literature for Children Survivors of Suicide

A TERRIBLE THING HAPPENED: Margaret Holmes (Grades k-3) This story is for children who have witnessed any kind of violent or traumatic event, including suicide.
AFTER A SUICIDE: The Dougy Center (Grades 1-8)
AFTER SUICIDE: Eileen Kuehn (Grades 7-12)
LIVING WITH THE QUESTIONS: An informative book which includes Teen Talk, Fast Facts, photographs and summaries.
BART SPEAKS OUT: Linda Goldman (Grades k-3)
THE BELL JAR: by Sylvia Plath (Grades 9-12)Tells the story of a gifted young woman’s mental breakdown in the early 1950’s and her completed suicide in 1963.
FACE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD*: Eve Bunting (Grades 6-8)Haunted by Charlie’s suicide, Jed, sets out to retrace his best friend’s last weeks and discovers why Charlie did it.

Suicide Literature for Adult Survivors of Suicide

A MOTHER’S STORY Gloria Vanderbilt: In 1988, the author’s 23-year old son committed suicide while she looked on. Her memoirs reflect on her own painful history and how she moved forward after the death of her son.
AFTERSHOCK: HELP, HOPE AND HEALING IN THE WAKE OF SUICIDE C. Arrington & D. Cox. A recovery book that will provide encouragement and support for survivors. Examines the complex emotions when grieving a suicide and lets readers know they are not alone in their grief or healing.
AFTER SUICIDE: John H. Hewett: “For the individual in the throes of responding to the suicide of a loved one.” –The Theological Editor
AFTER SUICIDE: A RAY OF HOPE FOR THOSE LEFT BEHIND Eleanora B. Ross. The author begins with her own story of coping with her husband’s suicide and takes the reader beyond the silence and the shame often associated with a suicide death.
BEFORE THEIR TIME: Mary & Maureen Stimming
BREAKING THE SILENCE: Linda Goldman: A GUIDE TO HELP CHILDREN WITH COMPLICATED GRIEF – SUICIDE…This book provides specific ideas and techniques to work with children in various areas of complicated grief.
BUT I DIDN’T SAY GOODBYE: Barbara Rubel: FOR PARENTS & PROFESSIONALS HELPING CHILD SUICIDE SURVIVORS*A resource to help children deal with the after effects of a suicide.
DYING TO BE FREE: Beverly Cobain & Jean Larch
A HEALING GUIDE FOR FAMILIES AFTER A SUICIDE: The author shares personal accounts of three family suicides including the 1994 suicide of singer, Kurt Cobain. The book provides insight into the confusion, fear and guilt following a suicide and helps readers understand why desperation is hard to recognize.
THE EMPTY CHAIR: THE JOURNEY OF GRIEF AFTER SUICIDE*: Beryl S. Glover. In 1983, the author lost her brother and daughter to suicide within three weeks of each other. This book describes and offers guidance for each emotion and issue felt following a suicide.
A LOVED ONE’S SEARCH FOR COMFORT, ANSWERS & HOPE: The author’s father died by suicide after becoming depressed following a stroke. He explores the many questions surrounding suicide and addresses the topic of forgiveness.
GRIEVING THE UNEXPECTED: THE SUICIDE OF A SON: Dr. Gary LeBlanc. The author openly discusses his son’s suicide and the many questions that emerged from the tragedy.

*Book suggestions derived from Fernside’s recommendations

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