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Below there is a list of resources in Washington state for numerous teen struggles. While these are not all the resources in the state, they provide a great deal of education and support about a variety of topics.
Teen Crisis Resources
Youth crisis line answered by teens
call or chat in) no issue is to big or small.
24-HR CRISIS LINE
Crisis line for individuals in Washington state
SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
24-HR CRISIS LINE
Dial when you or someone else is in a state of emergency
Mental Health & Grief Resources
Safe Crossings Foundation is a leader in funding services that help grieving children throughout the Puget Sound region. Our vision is that all grieving children receive the emotional support they need to heal and thrive after the loss of a loved one.
YOUR LIFE YOUR VOICE
Text, call, or chat
Real advice for situations on all topics
Teen Bullying Resources
WASHINGTON STATE ACLU
We are the unwavering voice of freedom, fairness and equality for all people in America. We work in the courts, the legislatures, and in our communities to protect and extend basic rights for everyone.
PFLAG WA STATE COUNCIL
The members of the PFLAG Washington State Council board of directors are volunteers from PFLAG chapters throughout Washington State and work to help state chapters be successful in their missions to provide support, education and advocacy to the LGBTQ+ community, their families, and friends.
STOMP OUT BULLYING
Leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQIA+ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country.
Eating Disorder Resources
CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
You’ll learn about what’s underlying your eating disorder. You’ll practice new coping skills, including how to forge a healthier relationship with food through hands-on meal preparation. You’ll join us at one of our intimate estate-style homes or small outpatient centers that promote healing and personalized attention. And when you’re ready to return home, you’ll continue to receive recovery support for life through our Aftercare Program.
EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS
Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders.
THE EMILY PROGRAM
The Emily Program approach is based on the belief that individuals are unique and that they intuitively seek meaning, value, and creativity in life. Effective treatment requires an awareness of the genetic, biological, psychological, social, and cultural impacts on each person. Simply put, we believe that treatment with you in mind can help you get better.
NATIONAL EATING DISORDER ACCOSIATION
Devoted to preventing eating disorders, providing treatment referrals, and increasing the education and understanding of eating disorders, weight, and body image.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a community of people who support each other in order to recover from compulsive eating and food behaviors. We welcome everyone who feels they have a problem with food.
THE CENTER-A PLACE FOR HOPE
We Treat Depression, Anxiety, Eating-Disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Addiction & OCD
Teen LGBTQ/Equity/BIPOC Resources
Focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors.
WE ARE NATIVE
Community of Native Youth
CENTER FOR MULTICULTURAL HEALTH
Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of diverse communities--including individuals from communities of color, individuals with limited English proficiency, immigrants, etc.
Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center cultivates access and connections to promote self-determination, liberation and joy in our communities.
Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.\
YOUTH EASTSIDE SERVICES - BE GLAD
BGLAD is a weekly drop-in social support group for youth, established as a welcoming and affirming space for people exploring or seeking support for their identities.
Sex & Consent Resources
SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
This offers resources, tools, and information to practitioners, advocates, and members of the general public who want to learn more about sexual and domestic violence as a public health issue.
SAFE IN WASHINGTON
An ALLIANCE of businesses, philanthropists, law enforcement, the justice system, and nonprofits who have united as a movement to combat commercial sexual exploitation in Washington state.
Studies & Surveys
City of Kirkland
Additionally, the Kirkland, Washington Youth Council conducted a survey in 2021 for all Teen Kirkland Residents asking about their mental health. If you are interested in reviewing those results below, click on the link provided to see a summary of what we learned:
Still Have Questions?
Still Have Questions?
Don't hesitate to reach out! In the bottom right-hand corner click on the let's chat questions and reach out to me with anything on your mind! *I am not a mental health professional, but just want to give my perspective as a teen.