Mental Health Resources
Here are some local options for mental health help for all ages:
- Washington Listens is an anonymous call-line created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help individuals manage stress and access local resources for all ages. TTY and language services are available. Call 833-681-0211 or visit washingtonlistens.org.
- Comprehensive Healthcare has a local crisis line for all ages. Individuals are encouraged to save the number to their phone so that it is on hand if they or someone they know needs someone to talk to 800-572-8122. Information on mental health symptoms, common disorders, and services are also available at Comprehensive Healthcare’s website: comphc.org.
- Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital has a free bilingual Spanish and English COVID-19 emotional support line. It’s available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 509-823-7808.
- Yakama Nation Behavioral Health Services can be reached by calling 509-865-2266.
- Catholic Charities provides counseling for children, youth, and adults. Its Yakima location can be reached at 509865-2266, or 509-946-4645 in the Tri-Cities.
- The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is a free 24-hour service available by calling 1-800-273-8255.
- The Trevor Project is a free 24-hour national suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ youth that can be reached by calling 1-866-488-7386.
- Call 2-1-1 for local health and human service support.
Support groups and more
- B.I.L.Y. (Because I Love You) parent support group through ESD 105 meets Monday evenings. This fall, it will meet virtually. For details, visit bily.org/get-help/
- The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) provides a range of services, from building mental health awareness to peer and family support groups and training. Find support opportunities at nami.org.