Youth and Adult Mental Health

During times of increased stress, it is important for children and adults to have access to resources to help them to cope, heal, grow and build resilience. This guide provides access to resources and tools needed to support the mental health and wellness awareness campaign. Each initiative has a built-in education and stigma-reduction component, aimed at changing attitudes and strengthening supports for those in need. The toolkits are linked below and include downloadable educational resources, including videos, for parents and educators.
For questions or to request artwork in different sizes (for other media like billboards or bus signs), contact the campaign’s host organization listed in the corresponding link.

The Ohio CareLine 1-800-720-9616 and Crisis Text Line “4HOPE” TO 741741 are support services that should be included in all outreach strategies

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988 connects you with a trained crisis counselor who can help.



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Be Present (Ohio Suicide Prevention Campaign) 

Middle and high school age and young adults; includes parent/caregiver support content
Message: “Your Presence is a Present” – a simple way youth can be there for themselves and each other. 
Be Present Website/toolkit

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Life Is Better With You Here (Ohio Suicide Prevention Campaign)

African American middle and high school age and young adults
No matter how you feel, the circumstances or what you’re going through, you are loved. 
Life Is Better With You Here Website


Parents, Families and Caregivers


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Be Present (Ohio Suicide Prevention Campaign) 

Includes parent/caregiver support content
Message: “Your Presence is a Present” – let youth know how much you care. 
Be Present Website




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ABCs of Mental Health Campaign

Help adults acknowledge feelings, learn signs and symptoms of distress and urge help-seeking.
 ABC's of Mental Health Website


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Million Classroom Project

The Million Classroom Project's goal is to provide one million classrooms with free mental health resources, powered by behavioral health experts. 
Million Classroom Project


Supporting Resources


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Stigma Free Toolkit

Educators, Parents of youth grades 4-12
Stigma-Free Society – “Let’s encourage wellness education together as a community.”
Stigma Free Website/toolkit

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Ohio CareLine 1-800-720-9616

All ages
Emotional support call line answered 24/7/365 for help and referrals.
Ohio CareLine Website

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Crisis Text Line Text “4hope” to 741741

All ages
The Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential counseling service available 24/7 via text.
Crisis Text Line Website

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