Resources

Crisis and Support Lines

Washington State Crisis Lines by County
Request local assistance for yourself, a friend, or a family member any hour, any day-of-the-year. 
County by county listing:
https://www.hca.wa.gov/health-care-services-supports/behavioral-health-recovery/mental-health-crisis-lines
King County: 1 (866) 427-4747
Kitsap County: 1 (888) 910-0416
Pierce County: 1 (800) 576-7764
Snohomish County: 1 (800) 584-3578

Teen Link
Confidential. Trained volunteer youth ages 15 to 20 are willing to listen without judgement. No issue is too big or too small! Teens may call between 6pm-10pm, or chat/text between 6-9:30pm every day of the week.
https://www.teenlink.org/ for chat or text
1 (866) 833-6546

The Trevor Project 
24-hour confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24.
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
1 (866) 488-7386

Washington Recovery Help Line
Professionally trained volunteers and staff available to provide emotional support and local treatment resource referral 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
1 (866) 789-1511

Support and Educational Organizations

NAMI provides in-person and virtual support and education groups and a wealth of online information.

This link is to the Washington State organization.
www.namiwa.org

There are around twenty local NAMI affiliates in Washington State. This link provides a list.
https://www.nami.org/Find-Your-Local-NAMI/Affiliate?state=WA

NAMI also provides comprehensive information about available treatments.
https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Treatments

Self-Help Books

Acceptance and Commitment (ACT therapy): Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life by Spencer Smith and Steven C. Hayes

Mindfulness Practice

Palouse Mindfulness. Free, online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course led by certified instructor based in Washington and utilized internationally.
https://palousemindfulness.com/