We’ve compiled a list of mental health resources, programs, and services from city, county, state, and other nonprofit organizations to help those in the Seattle area struggling with their mental health. These resources include help with getting access to low-cost and free therapy, substance use disorder treatment, and more.
UPDATED JUNE 20, 2023
I NEED IMMEDIATE MENTAL HEALTH HELP
988 : SUICIDE & CRISIS LINE The 988 three-digit phone number, or a text to 741741, connects you quickly to what was formerly know as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This service 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. You can still call the old number: (800)273-8255 to be connected to this service. WASHINGTON CRISIS CONNECTIONS For immediate help in times of emotional crisis for You, Your family, or friends in need, call the 24-Hour Crisis Line: 866-4CRISIS or (866) 427-4747. WA WARM LINE (877) 500-9276 WA Warm Line is a 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. All calls are confidential. Monday-Friday from 5:00-9:00 PM and Saturday-Sunday from 12:30-9:00 PM WASHINGTON LISTENS Washington Listens is a free, anonymous service for anyone in the state. Washington Listens provides support to people who feel sad, anxious, or stressed due to the events of this year including COVID-19 and the wildfires. It is a partnership of several agencies from across the state to provide emotional and mental support to individuals and families during these trying times, They can provide information to local resources and additional support, based on needs You may have. Support is available Monday-Friday from 9:00AM-9:00PM and Saturday-Sunday from 9:00AM-6:00PM.
I NEED ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
SMASH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES MASH works with a therapy telehealth provider to give musicians access to 12 low-cost mental health sessions. If you already have a mental health provider, we can help subsidize your payments. UVCARES BEHAVORIAL HEALTH UVCares is a nonprofit organization that delivers mental healthcare while addressing barriers that include access, affordability, and community outreach. Programs Include:
Adult and adolescent behavior health for individuals, couples, and family units
Drug and Alcohol Program
Group Therapy Focusing on Depression and Anxiety Disorders
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES The CCSWW Family Behavioral Health System, strives to provide care that is strengths-based, family driven, and culturally relevant. Their team, which includes therapists, a child psychiatrist, and support staff, offers assessment and individual service planning, case management, psychiatric services, mental health counseling, and parenting classes. In addition, 24/7 crisis response is available for all of our enrolled clients.
I NEED HELP FINDING A MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER
ONLINETHERAPY.COM PROVIDER DATABASE Finding the right therapist can be a tricky issue. You need to find someone who specializes in the issues you care about the most, has the right credentials, is accessible at times when you’re accessible, and whose cost is not prohibitive. This database aims to help you find the right therapist who fulfills all your mental health needs in the Seattle area.
ORGANIZATIONS & RESOURCES FOR BIPOC MENTAL HEALTH
Brown Girl Therapy is an online community founded by therapist-in-training Sahaj Kaur Kohli, focused on promoting therapy and unpacking bicultural identity. Inclusive Therapists aims to make the process of seeking therapy simpler and safer for all people, especially marginalized populations. Melanin and Mental Health connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) is a training, movement building, and grant-making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities. Black Girls Smile Inc. promotes positive mental health for young African American girls. Black Men Heal works to provide access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color. Black Mental Health Alliance develops, promotes, and sponsors trusted, culturally-relevant educational forums, training, and referral services that support the health and wellbeing of Black people and other vulnerable communities. Black Mental Wellness provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, highlights and increases the diversity of mental health professionals, and decreases the mental health stigma in the Black community. (Instagram) Black Therapists Rock A community of Black therapists working to heal generational trauma. The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation provides support for and brings awareness to mental health issues that plague the African American community. Depressed While Black An online community, blog, and video hub for Black mental health. A Growing List Of Black Mental Health Resources from Ebony The Loveland Foundation provides financial support for therapy for Black women and girls. Ourselves Black A biannual, mental health resource magazine for the Black Community. Pretty Brown Girl’s mission is to empower Black and Brown girls while encouraging self-acceptance by cultivating social, emotional & intellectual well-being. (Instagram) Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness sustains the mental wellness of Black women through building community, sharing information, and connecting Black women to quality mental wellness services. Transparent Black Girl is a wellness collective shattering unconventional stigmas surrounding what it means to be well for black women. Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. (Twitter | Facebook | Podcast) Therapy for Black Men is a directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist. (Instagram) The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation addresses mental health conditions and eradicates the effects of trauma on the Black community by providing access to therapeutic resources, creative arts, and education designed to support mental health, physical wellness, and overall development.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER (AAPI) COMMUNITY
Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)’s mission is to advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy. Asian Mental Health Collective | It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community. Asians Do Therapy Resources for Reducing Stigma and Increasing Accessibility; Podcast Asians for Mental Health Resources for the Asian community compiled by Jenny Wang, PhD (Instagram) National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) promotes the mental health and well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Since its founding, NAAPIMHA strives to raise awareness of the role of mental health in an individual’s health and well-being, especially in Asian American Pacific Islander communities throughout the country.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY
Brown Girl Trauma | An online community aimed at destigmatizing mental illness and empowering others to seek mental health support. (Instagram) The South Asian Mental Health Alliance (SAMHAA) is a non-profit community network engaging, educating and mobilizing the BC South Asian community around issues related to mental health. South Asian Therapists Directory (Instagram) Desi LGBTQ+ Helpline for South Asians
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR NATIVE AMERICAN & INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
Behavioral Health from The National Indian Health Board Behavioral Health Programs at Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Native And Indigenous Communities And Mental Health The Suicide Prevention Guide for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR HISPANIC/LATINX/LATINE COMMUNITY
American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry (ASHP) The Buena Salud Guide to Understanding Depression and Enjoying Life Hispanic/Latinx Latinx Therapy| Latinx therapist directory, speaker finder, training, and mental health resources National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) Therapy for Latinx Directory
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR LGBTQIA+
LGBT National Help Center SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline Trans Lifeline Desi LGBTQ+ Helpline for South Asians The Trevor Project 10 Tips for Finding LGBT-Affirming Services How To Find an LGBTQ+ Therapist LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color (QTOC) Pride Counseling QTPOC Mental Health Practitioner Directory - National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network Questions to Help QTBIPOC Find Affirming Mental Health Providers Referral Directory - Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) It Gets Better The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression Rest For Resistance - QTPOC Mental Health TrevorSpace - Community for LGBTQ Young People Ingersoll Gender Center - An organization by and for transgender and gender nonconforming people providing mutual support through peer led support groups, advocating in navigating resources, community organizing, and education — all in the pursuit of our collective self-determination.