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How Do I Get Help?

300xbannerOur ‘Front Door’ to the MHR Network of Care – How Do I Get Help?

Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-544-1601 (24 hours a day/7 days a week).  The 2-1-1 Crisis/Hotline and Information Center of Pathways of Central Ohio, Inc. offers confidential 24-hour, 7-day- a week telephone crisis services for issues involving mental health, suicide, alcohol and drug use/abuse, and intellectual disabilities.

Information and referral services include assistance in linking callers with resources such as mental health and addiction services, temporary housing, financial help, medical care, victim assistance, domestic violence resources, suicide prevention, and resources for senior citizens. Pathways is also is the main point of contact for community emergencies or disasters, sponsors a Recovery Line for persons recovering from mental illness, and provides after-hours coverage for many Licking and Knox County social service agencies.

Specially trained crisis response specialists assist callers in defining problems and exploring possible solutions.  Pathways is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and is a participating member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800 273-TALK). It is also nationally accredited by the Alliance for Information and Referral Services (AIRS).

The 2-1-1 Crisis/Hotline and Information Center of Pathways maintains a database of more than 2085 local resources — the most comprehensive in Licking and Knox Counties — to help with information and referral calls. A web-based version of the database can be accessed through the Pathways’ webpage, www.pathwaysofcentralohio.org, by clicking the 2-1-1 online resource directory logo.