Washington Mental Health Hotline

Approximately 19% of Americans struggle with some form of mental illness, while the rate for Washington residents is slightly higher at 21%. Finding adequate help can be an issue, especially for those who lack medical insurance or the funds to reach out for professional help. Fortunately, many resources are available for free that assist individuals in getting the help needed, such as the WA crisis line, especially during a crisis situation. The following is a list of state and national resources available to all Washington residents.

The suicide rate in Washington is around 11% higher than the national average. Every single day, three Washingtonians on an average die by suicide. It’s not just adults, either. Around 1 in 3 teenagers statewide report feelings of depression, and around 1 in 5 tenth-graders report suicidal ideation.

Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Washington residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.

The National Mental Health Hotline

The National Mental Health Hotline provides free, confidential, 24-7 support and referrals from trained counselors for individuals and loved ones facing mental health issues and substance abuse. Help is also available online through the website. Individuals may receive access to information, support and referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups and community resources.

Call: (800) 662-HELP (4357) | TTY: (800) 487-4889

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a national three-digit phone number designated for those struggling with a mental health crisis. By dialing or texting 988, individuals receive immediate support from trained counselors. The goal of the 988 hotline is to improve access to mental health resources and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.


NAMI Helpline

Provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the NAMI Helpline offers trained volunteers, peers and mental health professionals who provide compassionate support to individuals during a crisis. Individuals receive answers to questions about mental health conditions and can connect to treatment and support services, including online resources, educational materials and support groups. You can reach the NAMI Hotline Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

Call: (800) 950-NAMI (6264)
Text: Helpline to 62640
Email: helpline@nami.org

Washington Recovery Helpline and More

Sponsored by Washington State Health Care Authority, (HCA), the helpline is available around the clock and connects you with professionally trained support staff. Call 866-789-1511 today for more information. Also, visit the HCA website for more options.

Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line offers immediate help to anyone facing a mental health crisis who prefers texting over talking. Trained crisis counselors help with self-harm, depression, eating disorders, anxiety and other mental health conditions. The text line is available from anywhere within the United States to connect to a counselor.

Text: Home to 741-741