If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help,
contact the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by calling OR texting 988.
In the case of an emergency, please call 911.
Washington Crisis Hotlines
King County — 1-866-427-4747
Pierce County — 1-800-576-7764
Southwest Washington — 1-800-626-8137
North Central Washington — 1-800-852-2923
Visit Crisis Connections for more information.
veteran Crisis Resource
Veterans Crisis Line — dial 988 then press '1'
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24/7 with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans and those who support them, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare.
TEEN Crisis Resource
Teen Link — call 1-866-833-6546 or visit www.teenlink.org
Teen Link is a program of Crisis Connections that serves youth in Washington state. Teen volunteers are trained to listen to your concerns and talk with you about whatever’s on your mind – bullying, drug, alcohol, relationships, stress, depression, or any other issues you’re facing. All calls/chats are confidential.
LGBTQIA+ Community Crisis Resource
The Trevor Project — call 1-866-488-7386 or text 'START' to 678-678
Crisis counselors are trained to answer calls, chats, and texts from young, LGBTQ people who reach out. The Trevor Project strives to eliminate suicide among LGBTQ youth and is a free, confidential, and secure 24/7 service. This service can help young people navigate struggles such as coming out, LGBTQ identity, depression, and suicide.
SAMHSA National Helpline — 1-800-662-4357
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA's National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Assistance is available in English and Spanish.
Inclusive Therapists – provides a directory or directly matches people with a therapist who offers care specific to their unique identity. The idea of this service is to make the process of finding a therapist less daunting, especially for marginalized people.
Asian American Health Initiative –an organization that seeks to improve the health and wellness of Asian American communities. They provide a variety of mental health resources in many different languages.
Black Mental Health Alliance – an organization whose mission is to develop, promote and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, training, and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities.
WeRNative – Comprehensive mental health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories while promoting holistic health and positive growth in local communities and the nation at large.
Latinx Therapy – an organization working to break the stigma of mental health in the Latinx community and provide referrals and resources.
National Queer & Trans People of Color Network – offers a range of therapy options including both paid and unpaid sessions with the goal to make mental health resources easily accessible for QTPoC.
Crisis & Commitment Services — (206) 263-9200
King County Crisis and Commitment Services offer evaluations of people with behavioral health disorders for involuntary detention in psychiatric and secure withdrawal facilities according to the state of Washington law. The law for adults is RCW 71.05. For youth 13 through 17 years of age, the law is RCW 71.34.
Crisis and Commitment staff who perform these duties are referred to as Designated Crisis Responders (DCRs). They are mental health professionals who are specially trained to conduct a holistic investigation of risk and to treat the person in need with dignity and respect during their time of crisis.