• Suicide Prevention Information, Resources and Support

    The teenage years can be an extremely stressful and challenging time for adolescents and their families. The Division of Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center created Surviving the Teens® to provide information, resources and support to help guide teens and families through the ups and downs they might face.

    Find Help, Information and Resources on Suicide Prevention

    The Surviving the Teens® / Suicide Prevention Program includes information, tips and resources about:

    Call Psychiatric Intake Response Center with Questions

    For help at any time please call 513-636-4124 to speak with a representative from the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC).

    The Response Center can answer all inquires concerning Inpatient Care, Residential Hospital Extended Care, Outpatient Care and community mental health referrals. The PIRC is staffed by experienced mental health clinicians and can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Finding Help

    If you're thinking of hurting yourself or someone you know is in trouble, find help now.


    Cincinnati Children's is accredited by The Joint Commission. If you feel that your concern isn't being resolved by us, contact The Joint Commission through its website.

  • Support this Program

    Your gift can help keep the Surviving the Teens / Suicide Prevention Program strong. Give via our secure donation page by including “Surviving the Teens” in the “Other” designation box.
  • Questions?

    For questions about the Surviving the Teens / Suicide Prevention Program, please contact Cathy Strunk, MSN, RN, at cathy.strunk@cchmc.org.
  • Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    The Division of Psychiatry features a variety of programs and services, including inpatient, outpatient, residential and partial hospitalization treatment options.

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  • Published Program Evaluation Results

    An in-depth look at the effectiveness of the Surviving the Teens® Suicide Prevention and Depression Awareness Program. This study measures students’ suicidality and perceived self-efficacy in performing help-seeking behaviors at pretest, posttest, and follow-up stages of the program.

  • An additional study suggesting that the Surviving the Teens program made a positive impact on help-seeking behaviors among emotionally troubled teens.