Mental Health Crisis Services One in five children and adolescents in the United States has a mental health condition significant enough to interfere in their ability to learn and succeed in school while participating in normal daily activities. Once mental health issues are suspected, it is important to seek appropriate help. Early identification and intervention can prevent problems such as school failure, disruptive or destructive behavior, substance abuse, violence, depression and hopelessness - even suicide. Many families deal with these concerns – you are not alone. Help is available. The Mental Health Crisis Hotline and Emergency Services (877) 695-6333 (NEED) The Crisis Hotline provides phone response to children and families in crisis 24 hour, 7 days a week. The definition of “crisis” is determined by the caller. The Crisis Hotline staff links callers to local mental health services and hospital care when needed. Cincinnati Children’s Psychiatric Intake Resource Center (513) 636-4124 The Psychiatric Intake Resource Center provides triage services with the goal of keeping children and their families in the community and out of the hospital unless necessary. Crisis Care (Samaritan Behavior Health Care - Dayton) (937) 224-4646 Crisis Care is a county-wide crisis and assessment service provider available 24 hours a day, seven days. Crisis Care services any person in Montgomery County who needs crisis, suicide prevention, or substance abuse services and/or evaluation for hospitalization. Crisis Care also provides 24 hour/day non-crisis telephone counseling, 7am-7pm emergency mental health intervention services, and mobile crisis services. Warren County Emergency 9-1-1 OR Montgomery County Emergency 9-1-1 The caller will be connected to a central dispatch center and then routed to the appropriate emergency service provider. Young Children’s Assessment and Treatment Services (YCATS) (937) 734-8333 Samaritan Behavioral Health – Dayton, OH This is a medically supervised children’s mental health program offered by Samaritan Behavioral Health for children from birth through kindergarten and their families. It includes diagnostic, treatment, and preventative services and which may include intensive group services. For a list of local independent and major Mental Health Care providers who can assist you in receiving appropriate and helpful mental health services, please see the Warren County and SW Ohio Directories located further down the list of resources on this webpage. You are not alone. There is help.