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 Edler, LMHC, email@example.com, 206-741-2698
- Mental Health Awareness Month
- Mental Health and Substance Use Support Services
- School-Based Health Centers
- Suicide Prevention Support
- Crisis Supports
- Sexual Assault and Abuse Support
- Eating Disorder Support
- Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, and Substance Use Referrals
- Additional Substance Use Resources
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
- Take a look at HowRightNow for additional tips, resources, and supports
- Practice small moments of mindfulness to calm your body. Learn and practice mindfulness techniques organized by Seattle Public Schools alumni Kaia Armas.
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.
Suicide Prevention Support
Sexual Assault and Abuse Support
Eating Disorder Support
Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, and Substance Use Referrals
Additional Substance Use Resources
The Washington Recovery Help Line
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA National Helpline (24 hour support)
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.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Information for Teens
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Information for Parents