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. If you are 13 or older, you are able to contact mental health providers and receive confidential 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.

School-Based Health Centers: Students have access to mental health and health services through the school-based health centers located at their or a nearby school.

Asian Counseling & Referral Services
acrs.org
206-695-7600
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and in-person support
*Medicaid and private insurance accepted. For private insurance call 206-695-7511 (Adult Services) and 206-774-2432 (Youth/Family Services)

Atlantic Street Center (Located in the Rainier Beach neighborhood)
atlanticstreetcenter.org
206-329-2050
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and in-person support.

Center for Human Services (Located in Shoreline)
chs-nw.org
206-362-7282
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and some in-person supports starting to be offered
*Substance Use Support new and current clients

Consejo Counseling and Referral Service (specializing in services to the Latino community)
consejocounseling.org
206-461-4880 ext. 1102 (South Seattle)
206-461-4880 (South Park)
*Substance Use Support new and current clients
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

Cowlitz Tribal Health Services (specializing in services to the Native American community)
cowlitz.org
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

Kent Youth and Family Services
Kyfs.org
253-859-0300
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth
*Medicaid and limited private insurance accepted

Navos Mental Health Solutions (Located in West Seattle & Burien)
navos.org
206-248-8226
*Substance Use Support new and current clients
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

Northshore Youth and Family Services
northshoreyouthandfamilyservices.org
425-485-6541
*Substance Use Support new and current clients
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

Renton Area Youth and Family Services
Rays.org
425-271-5600
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

Ryther (Located in North Seattle)
ryther.org
206-525-5050
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth
*Substance Use Support for current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth
*Creative online social skills groups; aspiringyouth.net (Virtual and in-person)
*Accept private insurance, Medicaid and DDA

Sea Mar Community Health Centers (Specializing in service to Latino community)
seamar.org
206-766-6976
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Clinic (Located in the Central District)
seattlechildrens.org
206-987-7210
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and in-person support on a case by case basis

Seattle Children’s Hospital
seattlechildrens.org
206-987-2000

Seattle Counseling Service (specializing in services to the LGTB community)
seattlecounseling.org
206-323-1768
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth
*Both private insurance and Medicaid acceptedSeneca https://www.senecafoa.org/seneca-washington/ (206) 490-0865
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and in-person support

Sound (Multiple locations)
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
*Virtual Parent Support Group – Contact: Parent Partner Jody 206-604-2099

Southeast Youth & Family Services
seyfs.org
206-721-5542 ex. 31
* Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth
*Accept private insurance and medicaid

Southwest Youth & Family Services
swyfs.org
206-937-7680
* Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

The Arc of King County (Developmental Disability Support)
thearc.org
Phone Buddies: 206-829-7053
E-mail: ask@arcofkingcounty.org

The Northwest Network (specializing in services to the LGBT community)
nwnetwork.org
206-568-7777
*Serving current clients through telehealth. Not accepting new clients

Therapeutic Health Services (Located in Central Seattle)
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.

WAPI Community Services (Substance Use Treatment & Prevention)
wapiseattle.org
206-223-9578
*Substance Use Support new and current clients
*Services through telehealth and in-person on a case by case basis

YMCA Social Impact Center
Seattle YMCA
206-382-5340
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and in-person support

You Grow Girl!
yougrowgirl.org
206-417-9904
*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth and in-person
*Offers free virtual support group everything Thursday @ 12 for young ladies 11-18

Crisis Connections:

Crisis Connections offers a drop-in support group twice a month for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

1st and 3rd Monday of the month
6:30-8:30pm
Free
Facilitator – Andy Coate, MSW
Virtual through Ring Central platform
https://www.crisisconnections.org/survivors-of-suicide-support-groups/

Healing Center (Located near U-District)

The Healing Center provides groups, resources, support and an open dialogue that destigmatizes death and normalizes one’s feelings of grief and loss.

Two virtual teen grief groups
https://healingcenterseattle.org/calendar/category/teen-group/

Journey Program (Children’s Hospital)

The Journey Program is for any family who has experienced the death of a child. It provides support to help families cope with death, loss and the grieving process.

Support groups for adults that are facilitated by trained and caring staff and volunteers

Sibling grief support through workshops and counseling
Individual, couple and family counseling Meetings with family members to provide help and support with family issues Follow-up phone contact with the family
Suggestions for reading materials and referrals to community resources Grief support to schools and communities Bereavement education and training for the community
https://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics/grief-and-loss/
Contact: 206-987-3665

Safe Crossings

Safe Crossings is a program offered through Providence Hospice of Seattle. It is designed to help children prepare for the death of someone they love. Safe Crossings offers a time – limited support group for children immediately following the death of a loved one.

Contact 206-749-7723 to access grief support for individual or groups.
Free
https://www.providence.org/locations/wa/hospice-of-seattle/safe-crossings-pediatric-grief-program

Crisis Connections

1-866-427-4747

The 24-Hour Crisis Line provides immediate help to individuals, families, and friends of people in emotional crisis. We can help you determine if you or your loved one needs professional consultation and we can link you to the appropriate services.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress and prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

The Trevor Project

Call: 1-866-488-7386 or Text START to 678-678

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Call or text if you are thinking about suicide and in need of immediate
support.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741
Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform.

WA Warm line

1 -877-500-9276

WA Warm Line is a confidential peer support help line for people living with emotional and mental health challenges. Calls are answered by specially-trained volunteers who have lived experience with mental health challenges. They have a deep understanding of what you are going through and are here to provide emotional support, comfort, and information.

Mondays – Thursdays 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Fridays – Sundays 12:30pm – 9:00pm

Teen Link

Call or Text: 1-866-833-6546

Teen Link is a confidential and anonymous help line for teens. Trained teen volunteers are available to talk with you about any issue of concern. No issue is too big or too small!

Monday – Friday 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 6:00pm – 10:00pm

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

Substance Abuse Resources

12 Step Online
12step-online.com

In the Rooms- A Global Recovery Community
intherooms.com

Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup
aa-intergroup.org


Crisis Support

CCORS – Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System and Intensive Stabilization Services (Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for children experiencing a mental health crisis)
seattleymca.org
206-461-3222

Crisis Connections 24-Hr Crisis Support
crisisconnections.org
866-427-4747 or 206-461-3222

Crisis Text Line 24-Hr Support

www.crisistextline.org
Text HOME to 741741 to chat 24/7

King County Crisis Line 24-Hr Crisis Support
kingcounty.gov
206-296-0582

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24-Hr Support
suicidepreventionlifeline.org
1-800-273-8255

Teenlink
teenlink.org
1-866-teenlink (1-866-833-6546)

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