The following resources were compiled as a service to our community, and do not imply sponsorship or endorsement by Lake Stevens School District. Contact each organization directly for additional information.
Note: A list of the Crisis Help resources is available for download.
If you are in crisis and/or are having suicidal thoughts, please know that verbalizing those thoughts is a good thing. Sometimes the weight of keeping those feelings secret is unbearable and makes things worse. Here are tips related to starting a conversation specific to suicidal thoughts. It may be uncomfortable, but it is also necessary.
If someone shares that they are suicidal, please take it seriously and reach out to an adult for help.
If your child is struggling, make an appointment with their primary care doctor. If safety is in question, call the crisis line and/or go to the local emergency room.
- Care Crisis Line: Call 425-258-4357 or 1-800-584-3578. May also be able to consult, dispatch mobile outreach unit, follow-up, find out if inpatient beds are available.
- The Care Crisis CHAT Online
- Care Crisis Text Line: Text “LISTEN” to 741741
For emergency mental health evaluations to determine need for inpatient care:
- Go to your Local Emergency Room
- Seattle Children’s Hospital Emergency Department: 206‐987‐2055 Psychiatric & Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU)
- Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital intake line: 844-202-5555 (Smokey Point) FREE 24/7
- Fairfax intake line: 425-821-2000 (Kirkland) 24/7
- Cocoon House
Call or text 425-877-5171. Email: email@example.com
- Child Protective Services (CPS)
- Crisis Connections WA Warm Line
Calls are answered by specially-trained peer volunteers who have life experience with mental health challenges. 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline en Español
- Providence Sexual Assault Crisis Line
Call 425-252-4800. 24-Hour Hotline.
- Suicide Hotline for Deaf or Hard of Hearing
For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.
- Teen Link
Call 866-833-6546 from 6 to 10 p.m. (phone) and chat or text from 6 to 9:30 p.m. every night. Substance use specialist from 2 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Call the same number and press 2).
- Trevor Project Lifeline
24-hour hotline focusing on supports for LGBTQ young people in crisis. Call 888-488-7386. Chat and text services are also available.
- Trans Lifeline
Call 877-565-8860. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service.
- Washington Indian Behavioral Health HUB
Please do not send an email to a school person when in crisis. We try not to check emails, texts, or calls after our work hours so that we can take care of our mental wellness too. We care about your safety. Please talk to an adult you trust, call the crisis line, or call 911.
- A Journey Toward Hope (PDF)
A handbook for recovery after a suicide attempt.
- How to help someone you love with suicidal thoughts (PDF)
SAMHSA article with suggestions.
- Parent Support - ParentGuidance.org
Free parent coaching (check out the “How Parents Can Prevent Suicide” course).
- Taking a Child to the Emergency Room
Article about what it might be like to go to the ER.
- Tools to (help) Manage Your Child’s Mental Health
Article about ways to be supportive/help with coping.
- You Don't Have To Be In Crisis To Text Crisis Text Line
Article about calling/texting a crisis line.