The information offered on the AUTISM AND WE (AWE) website, Facebook and all social media outlets; are designed to serve as a support systems. Through peer-to-peer interaction, our purpose is to provide a safe space for family members, caregivers, and those with Autism or other Developmental disorders.
It is NOT a substitute for professional counseling or psychotherapy. If you feel like your issues and concerns require more attention than what our website and social media support pages offer, we encourage you to seek professional guidance.
DIAL 911 for any life-threatening situation or if you or someone you love is having suicidal thoughts.
If you or a loved one is in immediate danger calling 911 and talking with police may be necessary. It is essential to notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for police officers trained in crisis intervention or to assist people experiencing a psychiatric emergency.
OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS:
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health
For a Mental Health Emergency
If your child has a mental health emergency, first, call your child's outpatient or community mental health provider.
If you are still in need of help, call Cincinnati Children's Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at 513-636-4124. We will let you know what you need to do for your child.
If you are not able to call your child's doctor, or the PIRC, take your child directly to an Emergency Room for a mental health evaluation or call 911.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255)
If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
The NAMI (National alliance of Mental Illness) Help Line can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., ET.
1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741-741
Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.
National Sexual Assault Hotline – Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline for help.
The hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with professional crisis counselors who have access to a database of tens of thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources.
All calls are anonymous. Contact them at 1.800.4.A.CHILD (1.800.422.4453).