Emotional Health & Well-Being
Call 911 if this is an urgent concern about a student in a physical or mental health crisis that needs immediate attention.
Are you, or someone you know, experiencing:
- Anxiety or loneliness?
- Family or relationship difficulties?
- Symptoms of mental illness?
- Health concerns?
- Alcohol or drug abuse?
- Thoughts of suicide?
- Food or Housing insecurity?
Please use the resources below.
Social workers are available to provide support to LWSD high school students, parents and staff every day that school is in session (M-F, excluding holidays) from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
YES provides Mental Health Counseling focused on youth and families. They are also offering free educational resources for parents, caregivers and students including a free virtual Alcohol Drug Education class. Click the link above for more information.
24-Hour Crisis Line: 866-4CRISIS (1-866-427-4747) or 206-461-3222
24-Hour Crisis Line provides immediate help to individuals, families and friends of people in emotional crisis. They can help you determine if you or your loved one needs professional consultation and they can link you to the appropriate services. Help is just a phone call away. Call now!
They also provide immediate language interpretation in more than 155 languages.
To provide you with the best possible assistance, they need to speak with you directly on the phone. By talking with you anonymously and confidentially, they are best able to find out the specifics of your situation and work with you to find effective answers.
TEEN LINK HELP LINE: 1-866-TEENLINK (833-6546)
Teen Link is a confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental telephone help line answered by teens each evening from 6 p.m. -10 p.m. Teen volunteers are trained to listen to your concerns and to talk with you about whatever is on your mind. No issue is too big or too small. Phone workers also have access to an extensive database and can give you information on agencies serving youth in the King County area.
Safe Place is a program that quickly connects runaway and homeless youth ages 12-17 to services, either by reuniting them with their family or providing them with emergency shelter.
- Safe Place maintains a 24/7 hotline, 1-800-422-TEEN (1-800-422-8336), where youth can directly connect with Safe Place.
- Youth can text the word SAFE and their location to 4HELP (44357) to find the closest Safe Place site.
Much like the line, teens can use Teen Link Chat to seek support for our teen volunteers on a variety of issues, including bullying, drug and alcohol concerns, relationships, stress, and other teen issues. Teen Link accepts chats from 6-9:30PM every day of the week. Teen Link Chat does not work well on cell phones, so they ask that you log on with a computer to chat with them.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
This 24/7/365 service from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides crisis counseling for people going through both natural and human-caused disasters. It’s free, multi-lingual and confidential. You can text TalkWithUs to 66746.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 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. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
WA Recovery Help Line (24/7): 1-886-789-1511
King County 2-1-1: DIAL 2-1-1 or 1-800-621-4636 (M-F 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
**Call 911 for Emergencies or Coordination with local Emergency Departments
SNAP/United Way: This program helps to ensure families can feed themselves nutritious meals and avoid poverty. Click here to apply/learn more about this resource.
Together Center Community Services: 425-869-6699
Maywood Hill Free Little Pantry (Bothell): 505-907-4925
- King County 2-1-1 connects people with the help they need. They provide comprehensive information on health and human services in King County. Whether it’s for housing assistance, help with financial needs, or to find the location of the nearest food bank. To begin text your zip code to 877-211-9274
Youth Haven: 206-236-5437
HopeLink Housing: 425-556-9289
Friends of Youth provides emergency shelter and transitional living for youth ages seven to seventeen at Youth Haven. Services include case management, life skills and education support and recreational outings, with a focus on housing stability and family reunification whenever possible. Call 206 236-5437 anytime, 24/7, for more information.
Friends of Youth also provides the Safe Place program, a 24-hour crises hotline for youth ages 12-17. Safe Place coordinators assess crises, provide outreach and referrals to appropriate shelter and support services. All King County Library locations, metro buses, local businesses and non-profit organizations are official Safe Place sites. Text or call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for support to 1 800 422-TEEN (8336).
- YES! Counseling 425-747-4937
- LifeWire (Bellevue) 800-827-8840
- New Beginnings (24 hour help line) 206-522-9472
Crisis Connections: 866-427-4747
Eastside Human Services Forum (Eastside Helps): 425-556-2423
Together Center: 425-869-6699
City of Kirkland: 425-587-3322
City of Redmond: 425-556-2416
City of Sammamish: 425-295-0511
Teen link help line Call OR Text: 1-866-TEENLINK/ 866-833-6546
Lambert House: 1818 15th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 Phone: 206-322-2515
Trevor Project: Free and confidential 24/7 Phone: 212-695-8650
One Love Foundation is a national non-profit organization with the goal of ending relationship abuse. One Love empowers young people with the tools and resources they need to see the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and bring life-saving prevention education to their communities.
Our annual One Love presentation was during Home Room on December 2nd. In case you missed it or would like to watch it again see the video below.