Mental Health Crisis Referrals

The mental health crisis lines listed below are available for all people in Washington State regardless of your income or whether you have insurance or not.

  • For immediate help: call 911 for a life-threatening emergency.
  • For immediate help with a mental health crisis or thoughts of suicide: contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TRS: 1-800-799-4889)

Washington Recovery Help Line: 1-866-789-1511 (24/7)

If you or a family member has a problem with a substance use disorder, please consider calling the Washington Recovery Help Line. This an anonymous and confidential help line that provides crisis intervention and referral services for individuals in Washington State.

Professionally trained volunteers and staff are available to provide emotional support 24-hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, they can suggest local treatment resources for substance use, problem gambling, and mental health, as well as to other community services.

County crisis line phone numbers

You may call your local county crisis line to request assistance for you or a friend or family member (24/7/365).

For a detailed list of phone numbers by Washington State counties, go to

Important: Crisis lines are available for all Washingtonians (regardless of your insurance status or income level).

Suicide Prevention

Hotlines, text, and chat resources

The following information can be found at:

If you are in crisis, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-273-8255. Press 1 for the Veterans Helpline.

You could also get help by texting “HEAL” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or contacting Lifeline Crisis Chat.

If you’re under 21, you can call Teen Link at 866-TEENLINK (866-833-6546) and ask to talk to a peer. The phone line is open 6 p.m.– 10 p.m. and chat is available 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. daily.

A state mental health crisis line (by county) should be able to help you with a therapy referral.

Dial 2-1-1 or search the Washington 2-1-1 database to find local services and resources.

 Additional Resources:

Support Network for Battered Women: 1-800-572-2782

Gateway (Drug & Alcohol information and referrals): 800-488-9919

24-7 Teen Help Line: (888) 247 7717

Parent Outreach: 1-800-901-4565

Suicide & Crisis Hotlines: 1-855-278-4204


  • 1-800-DONT-CUT: More info on self-injury

  • Referrals for therapists and tips for how to stop.

  • 1-800-273-TALK: A 24-hour crisis hotline if you’re about to self-harm or are in an emergency situation.

  • To Write Love On Her Arms ( A non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

  • 1-800-SUICIDE: Hotline for people contemplating suicide.

  • 1-800-334-HELP: Self Injury Foundation’s 24-hour national crisis line.

  • 1-800-799-SAFE: Domestic violence hotline.

  • 1-877-332-7333: Real Help For Teens’ help line.

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