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IF IN CRISIS OR CONSIDERING SUICIDE, CALL OR TEXT 988

The 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 can link you to the appropriate services.

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    King County Resource Line

    King County Resource Line

    King County 2-1-1 connects people to the help they need. They provide the most comprehensive information on health and human services, whether it’s for housing, financial needs, or the location of the nearest food bank.

    Call 1-877-211-9274 or Text 2-1-1

    for more information

    There are hundreds of choices for anyone looking for an alcohol or drug rehab in Washington. All over the Evergreen State, numerous programs and facilities can serve any treatment need. Many offer free or low-cost treatment options and accept Medicare, Medicaid, and private or military insurance. 

    Click Here to search for free or paid addiction recovery options and get the help you or your family need.

    MEND Seattle provides quality, reasonable-cost mental health counseling to individuals, couples and groups. They are a collective of healers with diverse educational backgrounds and identities committed to an anti-oppressive and liberatory approach to therapy

    MEND emphasizes serving the QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Community. 

    Visit our About Us page to learn more about who we are.

    Ivy Mental Health is enthusiastic about providing mental health therapy to youth and young adults. Whether you are seeking support for depression, anxiety, trauma, stress reduction, identity development, or simply looking for a professional to process life’s largest challenges with, you’ve come to the right place. 

    Ivyanne Van Der Peet is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with several years of experience in providing therapy to children and adults. She has worked in various Mental Healthcare settings ranging from outpatient to inpatient and partial hospitalization programs. She is deeply passionate about supporting others through their struggles and enjoy connecting with others.

    Visit ivymentalhealth.com for more information.

    Mental health disorders can occur at any age, and seniors are especially vulnerable to issues such as depression, anxiety and cognitive impairment. Age-related issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, mobility loss and chronic health concerns, such as COPD and diabetes, all impact seniors’ physical and mental health, leading to co-occurring illnesses.

    The Assisted Living Research Institute has created a explorative guide to the intersection of mental health conditions and senior living. If you or a loved one want to learn more, click here to be taken to their guide.

    The topics in the guide provided includes the following sections:

    Medicaid is a joint federal and state program, so its rules, coverage plans and even its name all vary by state.

    In Washington, Medicaid is called Apple Health and is administered by the Washington State Health Care Authority. Apple Health will help pay for long term care for Washington residents in a nursing home, in their home, the home of a loved one, an adult family home (comparable to adult foster care). 

    Click here to view the full article!

    Testing.com is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine. 
    They work with their Medical Review Board, consisting of authorities in their medical and scientific field, to review cutting-edge medical research and developments. They provide people with trusted and reliable information to help them make informed health decisions.
    They have partnered with many leading health organizations worldwide, such as the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, to provide communities with access to our medical guides. Their collection of approachable and actionable guides sheds light on important questions and helps individuals make informed health decisions.
    You can check out their guide to answer your questions about drug testing by clicking the link below: 

    Testing.com Drug Testing Info

    On Affordable Health Insurance, you’ve got expert guidance. An industry-expert editorial team dedicated to providing you with reliable and useful health insurance information authors and reviews every guide on Affordable Health Insurance. You can apply for health insurance programs anytime! Eligibility redeterminations are conducted regularly. If you qualify, you can have both Medicare and Medicaid.

    These resources can be beneficial, especially now, since summer vacation tends to be a time when most kids have more free time and less supervision. 

    • Parent's Guide to Fentanyl: This comprehensive guide equips parents with valuable information, including tips, warning signs, and helpful videos/articles. It empowers parents to protect their children from the dangers of fentanyl and make informed decisions regarding substance use.
    • Protecting Children From Online Drug Dealers: In the digital age, online drug dealing poses a significant threat. Our resource provides essential tools to safeguard children, including the "Emoji code" to identify online drug dealing, insights into the dark web, and online safety measures.

    Licensed Health Insurance from a Certified Enrollment Specialist!

    Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) has been providing quality health care to Washington families and supporting your choices for health care since 1992.

    You’re the expert on your health and well-being. Our mission is to support you in making the best health care decisions for you and your family.

    Sandra Romero is a Licensed Enrollment Specialist who will be at the Together Center monthly to provide information for you and your family. 

    Click Here to Learn More

    Michelle Solomon, LICSW, provides virtual therapy services to adults 18-65 in Washington State. She specializes in working with individuals with bipolar disorder, stress and burnout, and those supporting a loved one in crisis or with a chronic mental illness. If you're wanting to feel lighter, develop a better work-life balance, set boundaries, learn how to prioritize your self-care, create a healthy structure and routine, and add more joy and happiness to your life, please visit her website to learn more and schedule a free 15-minute consult today: rootsofcompassiontherapy.com 

    Click Here to Learn More

    The Seattle Times has created a printable version of our guide to helping someone in Washington experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis.

    You can download the guide at the link below!

    DOWNLOAD HERE

    Teen Link empowers youth to make positive and self-respecting decisions about their lives and provides resources and assistance to help them. Teen Link includes a statewide teen-answered help line, online chat support, youth suicide prevention training, community outreach and education, and resource guides. Teen Link focuses on serving youth in the Seattle-King County area and Washington State.

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    Live Another Day - Live Another Day believes in equal access to life-saving mental health and substance use resources. This website provides extensive information on the best resources available.

    Detox Local - An excellent resource that features abundant information including mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.

    WorkSource hosts free virtual workshops for job seekers in multiple languages on topics such as financial capabilities, interviewing techniques, job-search strategies, perfecting applications, Resume and Cover letters, skills and abilities analysis, strategies for success, and more. 

    Click Here to see the WorkSource workshop calendar

    A leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We have been featured by AARP, The Administration for Community Living, The National Legal Resource Center, and Forbes, as well as referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the Internet.

    Eating Recovery Center specializes in treating children, teens and adults struggling with eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, diabulimia, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder and co-occurring conditions.

    Located near nature parks and central to vast networks of green spaces, ERC Bellevue offers high level eating disorder treatment for adults, adolescents, and children.

    Click Here to learn more about the treatment options ERC offers.

    The Washington Recovery Help Line is an anonymous and confidential help line that provides crisis intervention and referral services for Washington State residents. Professionally trained volunteers and staff are available to provide emotional support 24 hours a day, and offer local treatment resources for substance abuse, problem gambling and mental health as well as to other community services.

    Formerly Crisis Clinic, Crisis Connections has the largest database of resources in King County, hands down, with staff updating their database every day. More than 5,000 services and 1,500 agencies by category & zip code.

    Catalyst wants to help you find the best services to meet your needs. They offer mental health therapy through a few different ways:

    • Office Based: Catalyst’s main office-based services are primarily in Woodinville.

      Office-based therapists can serve individuals (teens aged 15+ to adults), families, and couples. Call their main number at (425) 998-9769 to get connected to a therapist today. Check out their office-based team.

    • Telehealth: Catalyst can offer counseling services via interactive audio and video conferencing. It utilizes HIPAA-compliant video services to ensure your information is protected. Their telehealth services also provide care in multiple languages!

    If you are interested in Telehealth, please get in touch with your insurance company to see if your plan covers it. For any other questions, call their main number.

    Starting in 2023, eligible individuals and families can receive the Working Families Tax Credit – a tax refund up to $1,200 for Washington workers.

    This is a new tax credit program, Pim Savvy is here to help families learn more about cost-saving strategies and develop cost effective strategies that make life easier for their families.

    Click Here to learn more about this exciting new tax credit program!

    VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.  VITA is an IRS program that offers FREE tax help for taxpayers who qualify. VITA is a trusted source for preparing tax returns. All VITA volunteers who prepare returns must take and pass tax law training that meets or exceeds IRS standards.

     Click Here to Get in Touch with a Tax Pro Now! 

     
     

    Jennifer Watanabe is a retired teacher from Bellevue College after teaching parent education classes for 24 years. She continues to teach parenting classes and does parent coaching.

    Here are some of the parenting classes she offers:

    Positive Discipline parenting classes. Positive Discipline is research-based, effective and encouraging. This parenting approach strengthens the parent-child/parent-teen relationship. This class will focus on:

    • Managing big emotions.
    • Honoring and managing temperaments in the family.
    • Disciplining (discipline means to teach) more effectively.
    • Being more encouraging.

    Here is some information about the upcoming classes:

    • Four-week classes: One will start Wednesday evening July 12th and the other Friday morning July 14th.
    • On Zoom: Convenient. LIVE. Not recorded, questions can be asked.
    • Q&A/group coaching sessions included in the registration fee. These will be held outside the class time.
    • $100 per family – includes four weeks of classes, group coaching, and the Positive Discipline workbook (e-version).

    Parent Coaching is also available to parents. Sometimes parents want a smaller group for the Positive Discipline class, or sometimes parents need more one-to-one support.

    For more information, follow the links below:

    Resources For Parenting

    RFP - Positive Discipline Class with Group Coaching

    RFP Parent Coaching

    Washington 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.

    Are you receiving Basic Food Assistance (SNAP/EBT) or were you denied because you are a student? Are you receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)? Are you receiving Unemployment Insurance or recently (last four years) exhausted Unemployment Insurance and haven’t got back to work? Do you consider yourself an individual that qualifies for low-income programs? If so, then see if you qualify for Workforce Education funding:

    Click Here to apply anytime, even between quarters!

    OR

    Contact Kris Van Dyke at: kris.vandyke@bellevuecollege.edu

    if you have any questions.

    Call: 1-877-500-9276

    Psychology Today offers an extensive directory of the best therapists, psychologists, & psychiatrists, including their availability, type of insurance accepted (Including Medicaid), and searchable by zip/specialty.

    “I was sure that my circumstances were too unique and required more expertise and care than an 800 number could possibly provide. When I finally did call, I spoke with a  compassionate person who listened and understood my needs before providing me with the answers and the help I needed.”