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Mental Health Services for Seattle Public Schools

The Mental Health Department supports the promotion and access of mental health and wellness across Seattle Public Schools. The Mental Health Department works to align system-wide practices with evidence-based procedures, state-wide mandates, and culturally-responsive services.

Department Contact: Stephanie Edler, LMHC, sledler@seattleschools.org, 206-741-2698

Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends, or coworkers. If you are struggling with your mental health, know you are not alone. Here are a few steps to continuing your wellness and where to go for support:

  • Focus on your strengths and take steps to improve your wellness (a small walk, drink water, limit electronics/social media)
  • Talk about how you are feeling to someone you trust (a family member, friend, clergy, outside supports)
  • Get additional help if needed: It’s okay to not be okay. If you are needing additional support and ideas for what to do
    • Connect with a medical provider
    • Reach out to 2-1-1 to see additional resources (medical, food support, financial, housing, transportation) in King County. Take a look below to support services within King County

Mental Health and Substance Use Support Services

During these uncertain times you might find that you’re in need of support.  Below is a list of Community Based Providers and Crisis Support contacts to help support you and your family during this time. Agencies are offering Telehealth support services such as phone or video platforms to provide counseling support and in-person support on a case by case basis.

If you are 13 or older, you are able to reach out to mental health and health providers and receive confidential services without needing parental/guardian consent.

Please be aware that this is not a comprehensive list of providers in the area; this includes organizations Seattle Public Schools have MOUs currently with. Students and families are not required to obtain services from these organizations.

*If you have private insurance consider contacting your insurance provider for additional resources. 

School-Based Health Centers

Students have access to mental health and health services through the school-based health center located at their or a nearby school.

All SPS students have access to a wide variety of health services at any of the 30 School-Based Health Centers in our schools. Details and contact information is found in the tabs below.

Public Health Seattle & King County School Based Health Center

  • Cleveland High School
  • Ingraham High School
  • Rainer Beach High School

Kaiser Permanente

  • Aki Kurose Middle School
  • Franklin High School
  • Interagency Academy
  • Nathan Hale High School
  • Washington Middle School

Odessa Brown

  • Garfield High School
  • Beacon Hill International School
  • Lowell Elementary

Swedish

  • Ballard High School
  • The Center School

International Community Health Services (ICHS)

  • Seattle World School

Country Doctor

  • Meany Middle School
  • Nova High School

Neighborcare

  • Dearborn Park Elementary
  • Denny International Middle School
  • Eagle Staff Middle School
  • Bailey Gatzert Elementary
  • Highland Park Elementary
  • Lincoln High School
  • Madison Middle School
  • Mercer Middle School
  • Rising Star Elementary
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Roxhill Elementary
  • Chief Sealth International High School
  • West Seattle Elementary
  • West Seattle High School

Suicide Prevention Support

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

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.

Click here to learn more about Seattle Public Schools’ Suicide Prevention and Intervention Resources

Crisis Supports

Families can access the Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System through Crisis Connections

Crisis Connections

866-427-4747

Texting support for times of crisis. Provides resources on topics like isolation, anxiety, depression, substance use, eating disorders, bullying, relationships, suicide, and self-harm.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741-741

Facebook chat: Go through Crisis Text Line and message HOME (24Hr Support)

Teen volunteers are trained to listen to your concerns and talk with you about whatever’s on your mind – bullying, drug and alcohol concerns, relationships, stress, depression or any other issues you’re facing. No issue is too big or too small! Calls and chats are confidential.

Teen Link

1-866-teenlink (833-6546)

Call, Text, and chat available

Sexual Assault and Abuse Support

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center

888-988-6423

Serves survivors and their families throughout King County and engaging communities in building a world without sexual assault.

Eating Disorder Support

The Emily Program

The Emily Program approach is based on the belief that individuals are unique and that they intuitively seek meaning, value, and creativity in life. Effective treatment requires an awareness of the genetic, biological, psychological, social, and cultural impacts on each person.

888-364-5977

Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, and Substance Use Referrals

Asian Counseling and Referral Service

206-695-7600

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and case by case in-person support

*Excepting medicaid only.

*For private insurance call 206-695-7511 (Adult Services) and 206-774-2432 (Youth/Family Services)

Atlantic Street Center

206-329-2050

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and in-person support

*Accepting Medicaid only

Center for Human Resources

206-362-7282

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and in-person support

*Substance Use Support new and current clients

*Accepting Medicaid only

*Wise and WRAP services are closed until further notice.

Consejo Counseling and Referral Service

206-461-4880  x 1102 (South Seattle)

206-461-4880 (South Park)

*Substance Use Support new and current clients.

*Excepting Medicaid only

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth; Limited in person appointments

Cowlitz Tribal Health Services

206-721-5170

*Substance Use Support for current clients only – offering telehealth only

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth only

*Medicaid and private insurance

Kent Youth and Family Services

253-859-0300

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and in-person support

*Medicaid and limited private insurance accepted

Navos Mental Health Solutations

206-248-8226

*Substance Use Support new and current clients

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

* Accepting Medicaid only

Northshore Youth and Family Services

(425)485-6541

*Substance Use Support new and current clients

*Excepting Medicaid and private insurance

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

Ryther

206-525-5050

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and in-person support.

*Current waitlist for services

*Substance Use Support for current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

*Creative online social skills groups; Aspiring Youth (Virtual and in-person)

*Accept private insurance, Medicaid and DDA

Sea Mar Community Health Centers

206-766-6976

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

*Accepts Medicaid and Apple Health

Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Clinic

206-987-7210

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and in-person support on a case by case

*Providing in-office private room/space with a computer device to receive telehealth services

Seattle Children’s Hospital

206-987-2000

*Outpatient Psych referrals can be provided through a therapist.

*Excepts Medicaid and private insurance.

*Support services offered through telehealth

Seneca

206-490-0865

*Serving current clien

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients. Offering telehealth and in-person support.

*Offering services to clients in office and community

*Accepting Medicaid only

Sound

206-302-2300

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and in-person support

*Substance Use Support new and current clients

Southeast Youth & Family Services

206-721-5542 ex. 31

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

*Accept private insurance and Medicaid

SWYFS.org

206-937-7680

* Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

The Arc of King County

Phone Buddies: 206-829-7053

E-mail: ask@arcofkingcounty.org

*All virtual no in-person. 

The NW Network

206-568-7777

*Serving current clients through telehealth. 

*Not accepting new clients until April. Waitlist through website

Therapeutic Health Services

206-322-7676

*Substance Use Support new and current clients

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and in-person support.

WAPI Community Services

206-223-9578

*Substance Use Support new and current clients

*Services through telehealth and in person is cases by case basis.

*Accepting Medicaid and private insurance

*Offering adult treatment options to reduce barriers of youth ageing out of programs.

You Grow Girl

206-417-9904

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and in-person support

*Excepting Medicaid and private insurance

Additional Substance Use Resources

The Washington Recovery Help Line

1-866-789-1511

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA National Helpline (24 hour support)

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

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.

Overdose Response/Prevention

Seattle Al-Anon and Alateen

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Information for Teens

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Information for Parents