Experiencing a mental health crisis?
Please call the Southwest Washington Crisis Line (open 24/7/365) at 1.800.626.8137. The Crisis Line can help when you or a loved one is
Do you need help advocating for your mental health needs?
Please call the mental health ombudsman (advocate) at 1.564.397.8470. An ombudsman will advocate for, and speak on behalf of, qualified mental health consumers and their families. They will investigate your complaint/grievance, recommend solutions, and help you resolve whatever issue you may have regarding getting your mental health needs met.
A certified peer support counselor is someone who has experienced mental illness first-hand or has experienced co-occurring disorders (a combination of mental health and substance use disorders), is grounded in their recovery, and has gone through specialized training and testing to earn their certification. Peer counselors are especially qualified to inspire hope and provide unique support to individuals receiving mental health services because they likely have been in similar situations and understand the experience of living with a mental illness. Peer counselors model recovery and resiliency in overcoming obstacles common to those who live with serious mental illness and help identify goals that promote recovery and resiliency.
Peer support services are available at:
Would you like to find a private practice mental health professional?
Check out Psychology Today. You can search for private practice mental health professionals near you by insurance, issues, sexuality, gender, age of clients they work with, languages they speak, faith, types of therapy and more.
Our other resource pages
Visit our Death and Grief, Drugs and Alcohol, Eating Disorders and Health Care resource pages for local agencies offering specific mental health and behavioral health services:
Visit our Mental Health resources page for information about how to talk to your parents/caregivers if you think you need a therapist, and how to find the right one:
Visit our Depression resources page if you are feeling depressed and would like to know how to cope with your depression:
Visit our Self-injury and Suicide Prevention resource pages if you are self-injuring or are considering dying by suicide: