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Part of being healthy is knowing when to reach out and get support! Check out the resources to the left or scroll down for some great organizations who can offer a helping hand.

Crisis Support

Crisis Clinic - Crisis Line
(866) 427-4747
24-hour emotional support and suicide prevention.

College Suicide Prevention Resources and Best Colleges Suicide Prevention Guide Guides to offer hope and help for those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, as well as the friends and family who want so badly to help them.

GLBT National Help Center
Serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, & questioning people by providing free & confidential peer-support and local resources.  Varies help lines available:
National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline: (888) 234-7243
Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743

National LGBT Health Education Center
LGBT Helpline (Ages 25+)
(888) 340-4528 or (617) 267-9001
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET
Peer Listening Line (Ages 25 and Under)
(800) 399-PEER or (617) 267-2535
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM ET  Online Peer Support Chat Hours (Pacific Time): Monday - Friday, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Hours (Eastern Time): Monday - Friday, 4:00 PM - Midnight; Saturday, Noon - 5:00 PM

Trans Lifeline
This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While our goal is to prevent self harm, we welcome the call of any transgender person in need. We will do our very best to connect them with services that can help them meet that need. If you are not sure whether you should call or not, then please call. Our hotline is staffed by the true experts on transgender experience, transgender people themselves. Our volunteers are all trans identified and educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience. 

Emotional Support

Queer Healthcare Accountability Coalition
An online database of LGBTQ-friendly healthcare and mental health providers in the Seattle Area. Do you need to find a therapist who is queer, trans, poly, and kink-friendly? Or doctor who has gender neutral restrooms? How about a chiropractor who takes your insurance? Or an Art Therapist who works with trans folks? QuHAC's database is here for YOU. Check it out!

Bi-Net Seattle
A non-profit, mixed gender, social and support organization for bisexual and bi-friendly people in the Puget Sound. Links to local, national and web resources.

But I Thought I Was a Heterosexual...
(206) 328-4895
A Seattle support group created especially for married or divorced women who are questioning their sexuality or sexual orientation.

Compassion & Choices of WA
(206) 256-1636
Toll free:  877.222.2816
C&C’s Client Support Volunteers help patients explore their options for pain management, comfort care, and hospice. C&C will also provide support and guidance to qualifying terminally ill individuals seeking to use the Washington Death With Dignity Law. For more information about end-of-life planning for LGBT patients, please read C&C's LGBTQ information page.

Counseling Center for Healing & Transformation
Bill Grimsman, MA, LMHC
(206) 919-1874
Counseling Center for Healing & Transformation is contracted with the State of Washington to provide counseling/psychotherapy, with no out of pocket cost, to Group 1 Clients of the HIV Early Intervention Program.  Sliding scale fee offer with a free 20 minute phone consult.
Adult Individual Specialist: Life Transitions, Addictions, BGLQT (aphabetized for equality), Chronic Illiness, Loss & Grief, Depression & Anxiety.

The Emily Program
(206) 283-2220
The Emily Program provides personal care for any individual struggling with eating disorders and related problems.  The Emily Program's vision is a world of peaceful relationships with food, weight, and body image where everyone with an eating disorder can experience recovery.

(206) 325-7724
PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. Keeping families together is the mission of PFLAG.

Seattle Area and Support Groups and Community Center (formally Dunshee House)
(206) 322-2437
Dunshee House, Home of Seattle AIDS Support Group, welcomes individuals interested in building supportive communities through the cultivation of powerful, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Seattle Counseling Service
(206) 323-1768
The community mental health service for Seattle's queer community. Offers coming out support groups, crisis intervention, and sliding scale counseling services. Also offers chemical dependency services.

Sound Mental Health
(206) 302-2300
The mission of Sound Mental Health is to strengthen the community and improve the lives of clients by delivering excellent health and human services tailored to meet their needs.

Private Counselors