Mental Health Resources

Apr 4, 2020 | Learning, Parent Resources

Good mental health is a building block for well-being. Don’t be afraid to let your friends, family, or teachers know what you need when they ask; they want to help. Please reach out when you are need of support.

UU Trauma Response Ministry has online resources for working with kids during traumatic events. You can reach them directly at a toll free emergency number 1-888-760-3332.

Seattle Children’s Hospital also has resources.

How to get support for mental health, while you’re at home:

If you have health insurance

Check your policy to see what’s covered — Your insurance company can give you a list of providers who take your plan.

If you don’t have health insurance

Look into Open Path Collective, where therapists offer sessions for between $30 and $60. That’s a pretty typical copay for insured patients.

Visit this link to find Guided Imagery meditations to do with kids.

If you have Medicare

Coverage now includes three types of virtual services: telehealth visits, virtual check-ins and e-visits.

If you’re into texting

There are apps specifically designed for online therapy that use text and video messaging. Check out: BetterHelp, Talkspace and Larkr.

If you’re looking for a support group

They’re moving online right now. One of the more well-known ones is Alcoholics Anonymous. They’ve been using Zoom, Google Hangout[s] and conference calls to keep their members coming to meetings. You can also look for support groups in your area here.

If you need to talk to someone ASAP

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. Our Hotline: 1-877-565-8860

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth. Text START to 678678 or call 1-866-488-7386

The Department of Health and Human Services has the National Helpline. Integral Care runs an emotional support helpline with 15 languages.