Our minds are complicated...
When our bodies are hurt or we get sick, we usually know what to do to be safe and feel better - like bandage a wound, take an aspirin, or see a doctor.
But we can also be hurt or sick in other ways:
- Sadness, anger, or confusion that lasts more than 2 weeks.
- Abusing drugs (prescribed or not), alcohol, gambling, or using other behaviors to cope.
- Acting in ways that we cannot understand or control that are harmful - even dangerous - to ourselves or others.
“Behavioral Health” refers to our emotions, thoughts, feelings, and actions. When our behavioral health is out of balance, it is not easy to know what to do or where to go. It is O.K. to ask for help!
There are many different people who can help:
- Counselors and therapists
- Social workers
- Religious / spiritual leaders
- Support groups
People can, and do, get better!
If you are having a life-threatening emergency:
- Please call 9-1-1.
- Let the dispatcher know if you are having a behavioral health emergency.
If in crisis:
- Call 216-363-2538 - "The Psychiatric Emergency Department at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is one of only two in the state of Ohio offering psychiatric care 24 hours a day."
- Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) - "The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET."
What type of Behavioral Health issue do you need help with?
Below are addiction, behavioral health, and co-occurring disorder resource providers listed by category. Please click on a given link to visit the resource provider's website for more information.