Crisis Resources

  • Seattle – King County

    • King County Crisis line: (206) 461-3222 or (866) 427-4747 (toll-free) Crisis Clinic website
    • 211 website or dial 211 from any phone
    • DESC: (206) 682-2371, https://www.desc.org/what-we-do/crisis-response/
    • KC Mental Health: 206-461-3222, http://www.kingcounty.gov/…/services/crisis-services.aspx
    • ESP: The Emergency Service Patrol (ESP) helps people who are under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. Drivers get calls from the 9-1-1 emergency system and patrol in the downtown Seattle area to identify and assist persons in need of help. The drivers do a basic screening of a person’s needs and take them to a safe location. Drivers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are not cops. They are not plain clothed, ie they do show up in medic uniforms.
  • YoC Crisis Text Line staffed by trained Crisis Counselors of color.
    “Are you a young person of color? Feeling down, stressed or overwhelmed? Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond.
    In crisis? Text STEVE to 741741.
    The Steve Fund has created ​a special keyword, STEVE, that young people of color can text to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7. ​ The Fund views text messaging as a key component of its strategy towards addressing the unmet mental health needs of college and university students of color.​ Through its partnership with the Crisis Text Line, the Fund promotes text messaging as a means to improve the critically needed access for young people of color to crisis counseling.”
  • DV/IPV: Domestic/ Interpersonal Violence

  • Lifelines:

    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
    • Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
    • Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860 (http://hotline.translifeline.org/ -hour listed here)
      Canada: (877) 330-6366
    • The Trevor Project (LBGTQ+ youth): 1-866-488-7386
    • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
    • Samaritans: 877-870-4673
    • LGBT Hotline (m-f 1-9pm; sat 9am – 2pm) 888-843-4564
    • LGBT Helpline: 888-340-4528
    • LGBT Peer Listening: 800-399-7337