Departments

Mental Health Services

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 Elder, LMHC sledler@seattleschools.org 206-741-2698

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

National Suicide Prevention Support

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.

1-800-273-8255

Crisis Supports

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

https://www.crisisconnections.org/

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.

https://www.crisistextline.org/

Text HOME to 741-741

Facebook chat: Go through https://www.crisistextline.org/ 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.

https://www.teenlink.org/

1-866-teenlink (833-6546)

Call, Text, and chat available

Sexual Assault and Abuse Support in King County

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

https://www.kcsarc.org/

888-988-6423

Eating Disorder Support in King County

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.

https://www.emilyprogram.com/

888-364-5977

Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, and Substance Use Referrals in King County

https://acrs.org/

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 website

206-329-2050

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

http://www.chs-nw.org

206-362-7282

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

*Substance Use Support new and current clients

*Wise and WRAP services are closed until further notice.

https://consejocounseling.org

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

https://www.cowlitz.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=159&itemid=333

206-721-5170

*Substance Use Support for current clients only – offering in-person and telehealth

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

*Medicaid and private insurance

Kyfs.org

253-859-0300

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

*Medicaid and limited private insurance accepted

http://www.navos.org/

206-248-8226

*Substance Use Support new and current clients

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

*Limited in person appointments

*Excepting Medicaid and private insurance

Northshoreyouthandfamilyservices.org

(425)485-6541

*Substance Use Support new and current clients

*Excepting Medicaid and private insurance

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

http://www.ryther.org/

206-525-5050

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

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

*Creative online social skills groups; https://aspiringyouth.net (Virtual and in-person)

*Accept private insurance, Medicaid and DDA

http://www.seamar.org/

206-766-6976

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

*Medicaid only

http://www.seattlechildrens.org/contact/odessa-brown/

206-987-7210

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

https://www.seattlechildrens.org/

206-987-2000

*Outpatient Psych referrals can be provided through a therapist.

*Excepts Medicaid and private insurance.

*Support services offered through telehealth

https://www.senecafoa.org/seneca-washington/

206-490-0865

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

*Medicaid only

https://www.sound.health/

206-302-2300

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

*Substance Use Support new and current clients

http://seyfs.org/

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

https://thearc.org/chapter/the-arc-of-king-county/

Phone Buddies: 206-829-7053

E-mail: ask@arcofkingcounty.org

https://www.nwnetwork.org

206-568-7777

*Serving current clients through telehealth.  Not accepting new clients

http://ths-wa.org/

206-322-7676

*Substance Use Support new and current clients

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

https://wapiseattle.org/

206-223-9578

*Substance Use Support new and current clients

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

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

https://www.seattleymca.org/social-impact-center?utm_source=redirect&utm_medium=domain_redirect&utm_campaign=nexus4kids.org_domain_redirect

206-382-5340

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

*Excepting Medicaid and private insurance

https://www.yougrowgirl.org/programs/

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

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

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.