Montgomery County, Ohio – Beginning January 1st, Montgomery County residents struggling with mental health problems and drug use emergencies will have a new hotline to call and ask for help.
Calls to a newly formed hotline phone number will be answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by Crisis Now. 833-580-CALL (or 833-580-2255) is the new hotline number.
The demand for emergency mental health services in Montgomery County is high, according to Helen Jones-Kelley, CEO of Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services.
“Montgomery County’s residents are still hurting from years of trauma. COVID-19 cases continue to rise, overdose deaths are the highest in Montgomery County in 3 years, and calls to the suicide prevention hotline are up 30%. We must take bold action to provide the help and resources people need during this unprecedented time,” Jones-Kelley said.
According to ADAMHS, when a person contacts the Crisis Now hotline, they will speak with a qualified behavioral health professional who will evaluate their needs and recommend the best next steps for them to get mental health services.