Helpful Resource Links
There are many resources available by searching online. Chad's Legacy Project only references non-profits and governmental agencies below in an effort to provide a focused and comprehensive list of non-commercial resources. For fee-for-service treatments and services, you should conduct a separate online search.
Do you or someone you know battle with mental illness in some way?
Here are some resources/links for both them and you that will help:
Crisis Connections for 24/7 phone
support in Washington:
24-hour help line for substance use,
problem gambling, and
mental health challenges
Training and Support Resources:
Training for support and crisis intervention/de-escalation:
"Am I even helping? I don't know what to do! How are we going to get through this night?" Think of Mental Health First Aid as a "CPR-type course for Mental Illness" crisis moments. We highly recommend this course for parents, peers and any others that may find themselves in a position of assisting someone in crisis. Prior to COVID-19, Seattle Childrens Hospital became the first children's hospital in the nation to offer them regularly to the general public and is in the process of beginning an online version program. If you are inside King County, of Washington State, you can enroll in the virtual/online pilot program of MHFA by emailing Program Manager, Sue Wyder at firstname.lastname@example.org. Outside King County in Washington State, email MHFA@comphc.org, via Comprehensive Healthcare in Yakima.
Know that if you are inside King, Kittitas, or Yakima counties, you are in grant-provided counties and those programs are offered at no cost via those grants. Outside of those counties, CLP is providing grant money to support your training at no cost as well. Just remind your administrator/trainer to contact us if you reside outside King, Kittitas or Yakima counties.
What could you possibly say to someone battling depression?
Here's what you can say... a video to arm yourself with better encouragement.
Suicide Prevention and Survivor Support Resources from Forefront Suicide Prevention
Depression Resource from Kaiser Permanante
Dealing with Stress in College from WGU, Washington
Dial 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone.
Send a text message to 838255 to connect with a VA responder.
General Information and Resources:
Local resources for mental health in King County, WA:
From Maryville University, St Louis, MO
Self Medication Abuse/Addiction Resources:
The National Insitute of Mental Health:
National information and Mental Health support:
Mental Health Education Curriculum for Teens:
CLP Supports efforts of the Washington State Mental Health Summit workgroup, Mental health in Education in moving to a legislative Mental Health Literacy Standard mandate in Washington State. Until standards are mandated in every high school, there is the Mental Health and High School curriculum; Downloadable teacher-ready training and evidence-based curriculum for voluntary use in Washington State High Schools. This curriculum meets or exceeds all Washington OSPI Learning/Literacy Standards in Mental Health and is available for free download. For teacher training in the curriculum, contact The Jordan Binion Project.
Are you or someone you know in crisis?
If in an unsafe situation, first, CALL 911, then: