Crisis Hotline and Text Line

A crisis can come in many forms and can cause you to feel like you are barely able to function. Your situation may involve overwhelming feelings of stress or hopelessness. Perhaps you or a loved one are struggling with depression or some form of mental illness. While these things may feel shameful and embarrassing, know that you are not alone.

At Appleseed, we recognize that you may not be sure how to get back to a healthy life. You may have many questions such as “how can I afford help?” or “will law enforcement get involved?” We are here to help you no matter how sensitive your issue may be.

Help is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, call our 24-hour crisis hotline at 419-289-6111. If you need immediate help, call 911or go to your nearest emergency room.

Crisis Text Line

 

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