Get Help - Community Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 800-273-TALK (8255)| Español: 888-628-9454 | TTY: 800-799-4TTY (4889)
If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7
206-461-3222 | 866-4-CRISIS
Text NAMI to 741-741 Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message
NAMI Greater Seattle Helpline
206-783-9264 | 800-782-9264
1-800-950-NAMI (6264) | email@example.com
1-866-833-6546 (helpline for teens, by teens)
Support & Education
Our NAMI affiliates across Washington are here to help, with free support groups, classes, and other resources for individuals living with mental health conditions and their families. Find your local NAMI.
Our online support group meetings are hosted on a Zoom platform and are HIPAA compliant. Information given for registration for support groups is only seen by NAMI staff, no personal details or emails are used for solicitations. Information on classes and support groups explained can be found here.
For Clinicians and Counselors
Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA) is the professional organization working exclusively to meet the needs of Licensed Mental Health Counselors in Washington State. WMHCA is chartered through the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), their national professional organization. Their mission is to promote quality mental health counseling services, maintain a viable and distinct professional identity, and influence public policy consistent with our professional ethics and values. Read More...
During CIT and other training about mental illness, law enforcement officers hear stories from people who have personally experienced a mental health crisis and their family members. Stories often include details about barriers to accessing treatment and services, interactions with law enforcement, and feelings about the stigma of mental illness. This peer and family perspectives panel is an opportunity for officers to gain a deeper understanding of mental illness and the experience of responding to and interacting with a person living with a serious mental illness who is in crisis.
Navigating a Mental Health Crisis
Taking steps to prepare for the possibility of a crisis can help you act quickly, ease your mind and lessen the impact if a crisis situation occurs. Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency provides important, potentially life-saving information for people experiencing a mental health crisis and their loved ones.