Resources for Mental Health Support
- Outreach & Crisis Support
- Advocacy & Support
- Self-Care Tools
- Substance Use Recovery
- Families of School-Age Children
- Finding a Mental Health Care Provider
|Care Crisis Line: 800-584-3578
||24-Hour Crisis Line for Families and Those in Crisis
24/7 – 365 days-a-year to speak with a mental health professional who will assess the situation, make appropriate referrals, and/or dispatch a Designated Crisis Responder.
The Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT):
- Community-based outreach team
- Responds to and provides crisis services in a variety of community settings
Who do we serve:
- Individuals at risk of experiencing or currently experiencing a crisis (self-defined)
- Due to a behavioral health issue
Staff includes masters level Designated Crisis Responders.
|ImHurting Crisis Chat||24-Hour Crisis Chat Line|
|866-789-1511||24-Hour Recovery Help Line
For Substance Abuse, Problem Gambling, and Mental Health
||Compass Health – All Islands
Mental health & chemical dependency services, psychiatric services, housing & rental assistance, utilities assistance, Housing & Recovery through Peer Supports (HARPS), Drug Abuse and addiction treatment services
|360-378-2141||Peace Island Medical Center
Emergency Department, access to integrated behavioral health and referrals from primary care to tele-psychiatry services. Current services provided by Peace Health.
24/7 Help Lines:
San Juan: 360-378-2345
|SAFE San Juans
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Services, including access to Sexual Assault Certified Therapists. Current services offered by SAFE San Juans.
|1-866-342-6892||Optum Emotional Support HelpLine
Connects people with caring professionals. The service is free of charge and available to anyone, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Licensed mental health counselors are available for solution focused, brief consultation sessions and resource referral.
|1-877-500-9276||Washington Warm Line
Peer support helpline for people living with emotional and mental health challenges.
Textline: A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available daily by texting START to 678678.
Secure Online Chat:
|The Trevor Project
24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people under 25
|NowMattersNow||Now Matters Now
Online videos by mental health professionals and people with lived experience of suicidal thoughts teach Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills – a well researched method for managing strong emotions and thoughts.
|To reach Washington Listens call 1-833-681-0211
Read the Washington Listens fact sheet
Washington Listens is a program that provides non-clinical support to people experiencing elevated stress due to COVID-19.
Part of the program is a call-in line where people can speak to a support specialist and receive information and connection to community resources in their area. The program is anonymous and no identifying information is maintained.
Washington Listens staff will receive basic training to provide support to individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAFE San Juans
San Juan: 360.378.8680
|SAFE San Juans
For advocacy, information and support around topics of domestic violence and safe relationships, contact a SAFE SJ office
|WA Domestic Violence Information and Referral|
|Lopez Island FRC||Lopez Island Family Resource Center|
|Orcas Island CRC||Orcas Island Community Resource Center|
|San Juan Island Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center|
|San Juan County Health & Community Services|
Helpline: Call 1-800-944-4773
English and Spanish
Text a Message: 503-894-9453 (English)
or 971-420-0294 (Spanish)
|Post-Partum Depression Support – National Hotline and Local Supports|
|360-378-4474||San Juan County Health & Community Services Newborn Outreach Program
|Tips for taking care of your mental health during social distancing from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (PDF)||Taking Care Of Your Behavioral Health
Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine and Isolation – SAMSHA
|Coping With Stress During Infections Disease Outbreaks (PDF)||Coping With Stress During Infection Disease Outbreaks – SAMHSA|
|Calm Sound Audio|
|One Moment Meditation|
|Multiple Brief Meditations|
|Sea Life Video Meditations|
|Helpful Thinking During Coronavirus|
|San Juan Alcoholics Anonymous AA||Local AA Meeting Schedule|
|www.stepchat.com||Online 12-Step Recovery Support|
|www.smartrecovery.org||Online Cognitive Behavioral Recovery Support|
|Orcas Recovery in Community
Recovery in Community works with Orcas Islanders struggling with mental health and addiction issues, connecting them with supports, services, encouragement and advocacy.
|Step by Step Support for Quitting Tobacco at quitnow.net
1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669
Spanish:1-855-DEJELO-YA or 1-855-335-3569
Deaf/Hard of hearing:
|Help for quitting Tobacco/Vaping
Telephone and chat-based support & online resources, in English & Spanish
|253.905.3777||Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous|
|Parent/Caregiver Guide||Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19
From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
School-Based Mental Health Support
Mental health resources may be available for San Juan County students through public and private schools. Please contact your child's school for more information about resources and referrals.
|Lopez Island School District: Mental Health Resources & Referrals Lead
Jeanna Carter: School Counselor
|San Juan Island School District: Mental Health Resources & Referrals Lead
Becky Bell: Special Services Director
|Orcas Island School District: Mental Health Resources & Referrals Lead
Sandra Burt, MA, MSW: Elementary School Social worker
Orcas Island Middle School and High School: Mental Health Resources & Referrals Lead
Julie Pinardi: Family & Student Advocate
|Ideas Shared by Early Childhood Professionals For Home
||Information and Ideas Regarding Early Childhood Children at Home|
|Washington's Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens
Families can call 1-833-303-5437, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time, to connect with a referral specialist.
|Washington's Mental Health Referral Service
For Children and Teens and available to all Washington families with children age 17 and younger, whether they are enrolled in Apple Health or not. This free, telephone-based referral service connects children and teens with evidence-supported outpatient mental health services in their community.
If you are enrolled in Washington Apple Health (Medicaid), you qualify for both outpatient, high intensity, and substance use treatment.
|Thero San Juan County Resource Directory
Thero Resource Directory
An online mental health resource directory for residents of San Juan county; a volunteer team is keeping it up-to-date. Comprehensive list of resources that includes clinics and centers, therapists, advocacy and support and crisis lines. Currently the list of local therapists is limited, and expansion is ongoing. Users can search for Therapists providing telehealth nationally.
|Thero Crisis Therapy Project||Thero Crisis Therapy Project|
|Lopez: Contessa Downey
Orcas: Jana Webb
Main office: 360-378-5246
|Community Wellness Program
This program provides low-cost access to mental healthcare for approved, uninsured or under-insured Orcas Island Residents. Program participants can receive up to 12 counseling sessions for a sliding scale copay of $5–$30 per session.