Get Help Now! Someone is here for you.
The Franklin County Suicide Prevention Services and the national Suicide Prevention Lifeline are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can help anyone who is concerned about suicide – either for yourself or on behalf of another
If you, or someone you know, are in a crisis, and concerned about immediate self-harm, CALL 911
Additional hotline resources:
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
OSU Counseling and Consultation Service – 614.292.5766
Counseling services from Ohio State are available to all enrolled students. Enrolled students are eligible for up to 10 free counseling sessions per academic year.
- Main office: 4th floor of the Younkin Success Center at 1640 Neil Avenue.
- CCS Lincoln Tower office: 1030 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Dr.
Hours of operation when classes are in session:
- Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Evening services, Monday- Thursday 5:00p.m.- 8:00 p.m., are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
- Holiday breaks and summer terms hours vary.
If you need immediate assistance, visit the CCS website here.
You can get help via text!
Any Ohio resident who needs help coping with a crisis can now text the keyword “4hope” to 741741 to be connected to a crisis counselor. Trained crisis counselors are on stand-by to provide a personal response and information on a range of issues, including: suicidal thoughts, bullying, depression, self-harm, and more. The specialist helps the user stay safe and healthy with effective, secure support.
Help a loved one: Use the RUOK:OSU App
RUOK:OSU increases awareness of suicide prevention resources and enables fast access to the crisis help line that is geographically closest to the caller.