Mental Health Resources
posted 6 months ago by ptavel from West Seattle Support
These are very uncertain times. If you are feeling elevated levels of anxiety and depression, you are not alone. The following is a list of emergency contact resources that are equipped to deal with mental health crisis situations.
If you or a loved one are in crisis or need immediate assistance, contact your local emergency provider or call 911.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Lifeline Crisis Chat: http://www.contact-usa.org/chat.html. Lifeline Crisis Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Crisis centers across the US form one national chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. Chat specialists are available to listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1-800-662-HELP (4357). https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline and SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov. Also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Services, SAMHSA is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). https://www.rainn.org/. RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. Whether you’re looking for support, information, advice, or a referral, our trained support specialists are ready to help. Online chat available.
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press option 1). https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/. Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. Online chat available.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233. https://www.thehotline.org/. Our highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. Online chat available.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264). https://www.nami.org/find-support/nami-helpline. The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET
Center for Interactive Mental Health Solutions: https://cimhs.com/. CIMHS offers a free 8-week interactive therapy program for depression that you complete on your own. Learn how to monitor, manage, and improve your mental health. Not intended for crisis intervention or as a substitution for medical care.
WASHINGTON STATE RESOURCES
Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage: https://www.hca.wa.gov/health-care-services-supports/apple-health-medicaid-coverage. In Washington State, Medicaid is called Apple Health. Apple Health provides preventative care, like cancer screenings, treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure, and many other health care services.
Washington Recovery Help Line: 866-789-1511. http://www.warecoveryhelpline.org/. The Washington Recovery Help Line is a program of Crisis Connections. We offer an anonymous, confidential 24-hour help line for Washington State residents. This help line is for those experiencing substance use disorder, problem gambling, and/or a mental health challenge. Our professionally-trained volunteers and staff provide emotional support. They can also connect callers with local treatment resources or more community services. Call to speak with a specialist 24/7/365. Text the same number Monday through Friday from 9am-9pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEATTLE AND KING COUNTY RESOURCES
King County Mental Health Services: https://www.kingcounty.gov
Washington State Health Care Authority’s Mental Health Crisis line for King County: 866-427-4747. Call this number to reach the King County Behavioral Health - Administrative Services Organization (BH-ASO). Washington Health Care Authority Mental Health Crisis Lines. You may call your local county crisis line to request assistance for you or a friend or family member (24/7/365). Crisis lines are available for all Washingtonians, regardless of your insurance status or income level.
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