Suicide Prevention Services is a program of North Central Mental Health Services, a comprehensive community mental health center in Columbus, Ohio.

Our Mission: to reduce the incidence of suicidal behavior in the Franklin County community.

Our Services

24 Hour Crisis Intervention Phone Servicestrained volunteers assist callers through empathetic listening, assessing suicide risk, identifying problems, and connecting callers with appropriate resources and referrals.

  • hotline-operatorsSuicide Prevention Hotline 614-221-5445
  • Teen Hotline 614-294-3300
  • Senior Hotline 614-294-3309
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network member-center 800-273-8255

Speakers Bureau – SPS staff are available to provide presentations and workshops on suicide prevention to school groups, social service providers, faith community groups and any other gatekeepers who work with potentially suicidal individuals

  • speakers-bureauPresentations can be tailored to the needs of the audience
  • Topics include youth suicide prevention, elderly depression and suicide, how support staff can help a suicidal individual and others
  • SPS will also staff a display and distribute materials at local health fairs, and other community events
  • For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact SPS Coordinator at 614-299-6600 EX 2073

Survivors of Suicide Support

  • support-groupMonthly support group for people who have lost a loved one to suicide – See Support Network Locations
  • Survivors Outreach mailing of information / resource guide and local support group list to survivors in Franklin County

Depression Support Group

Free peer facilitated support group for those suffering from depressive disorders. Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


North Central Mental Health Services
1301 N. High Street
Columbus  OH  43201

For more information contact Mary at 614-299-6600 EX 2073

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