For assistance navigating any of the below resources, please feel free to connect with our team of certified Community Health Navigators via 


The past couple of years have not been easy on anyone, and youth are feeling it big time.

In October 2021, the American Association of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Children’s Hospital Association declared youth mental health a national emergency.

So, between constant disruptions from COVID-19, the fight against racial injustice, stress about climate change, and more, we want to know: Are the kids alright? And what do they need from us?

If you missed out on the LIVE webinar, feel free to catch up by watching the video in this section! You will hear from health care professionals, mental health therapists, and high schoolers with lived experience about what we can do to support our young people and tips and tricks for better mental health.

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” - Audre Lorde

It's okay to not be okay.

If you are feeling a lot right now, you’re not alone – we see you. Here are some resources to help wherever you’re at.  

Keep checking back as we add more!  

Your life matters.

If you are feeling suicidal, there is help available now. Please call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 to get support today.  

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Crisis Lines

Are you in need of immediate support? If so, try one of these helpful crisis lines to connect with someone right now.


Grief Support

If you or someone in your life is experiencing grief and in need of support, we got you. You’re not alone. There are resources available and people out there who can help.

Take good care of yourself and remember you’re not alone!

Justine McClure


P: (206) 459-7617  

Website: Crisis Connections 

24-Hour Crisis Line: (866) 427-4747

Teen Link: (866) 833-6546 

Phoebe Terhaar


P: (206) 543-1016 


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One of the goals for our Public Health Equity team is to always make sure we are providing the most current information and resources to help ensure a physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy community! If you know of a resource or any information that could be beneficial to those we serve, we would love to add it here! Simply click the button below to get started!

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Mental Health Resources for BIPOC Communities

The Washington Counselors of Color Network serves an array of ethnic clients needing counseling and therapy from providers who understand the specific needs of people of color and various cultures.


Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. 


Empowering People of Color through Mental Health Education and Radical Self-Care.


Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Mental Health Resources


Sound Mental Health


A collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.


A nonprofit organization that focuses on the mental health of young Black women and girls. Through mental health literacy workshops and therapy scholarships, the organization aims to empower the mental well-being of Black women, Black girls and young women facing an immediate crisis.

Black girls can text the word “SMILE” to the national crisis text line, 741741. That code helps identify that a Black girl is in crisis and needs culturally responsive support.


Consejo provides the Latino communities in Washington State with behavioral health-based counseling and referral services. Consejo aims to aid their clients through “culturally competent services designed to address the diverse needs of adults, children, adolescents and families in the Latino community.”


Muslim Behavioral Health Network is made up of distinguished professionals whose goal is to educate and provide resources to the Muslim community about mental health and substance use disorder issues. 


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We need to sustain ourselves if we are going to sustain a movement. Mental health is health.


For Youth & Caretakers

CHOOSE 180 Counseling is a step towards becoming a strong and healthy version of yourself no matter what you may be facing in your daily life.


The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.


A college planning guide for students with psychiatric disabilities.


How to help kids handle racism and violence in the news:



WA State Mental Health Referral Service for Children & Teens

The Washington State Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens connects families with mental health providers for their child. The Referral Service is accessible to youth 17 and under living in Washington State.

Call 833-303-5437 Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm or complete an online request form to start finding support.


Nursing Student's Guide to Mental Health & Wellness

Mental health and wellness for college and nursing students is vital in supporting their academic journey. Removing barriers to mental healthcare access creates an environment where students can fully focus on their growth and contributions to education and beyond.


Provider Education: Early Psychosis in the Black Community

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle partnered with Washington State University’s Dr. Oladunni Oluwoye and University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Dr. Beshaun Davis too provide education to providers on how to recognize and respond to symptoms of psychosis in Black young people.


Well Beings: Centering the Mental Health of Black Youth

As a part of the national Well Beings initiative, KCTS 9 partnered with the WA Therapy Fund Foundation and The Root of Our Youth for a virtual event to address youth mental health and well-being. The event center and supports Black youth as they continue to build their power, and the friends, family and community that surround them.  

The content of the virtual event is appropriate for ages 13 and up. 


Legislative Framework

On the policy level, ULMS is supporting ways to expand access to behavioral health issues in Washington state and ensure our youth have enjoyment and safety.

Here is a brief overview of the legislation we are advocating for this year. For our full 2023 Legislative Framework and to  stay up to date on how to act on these important issues, click ‘learn more’ below!

To establish Behavioral Health Support Specialists in WA 


Black Lives Matter, which means Black Health Matters too.

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