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
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
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.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM EST, there is a 24/7 text-line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.