Most of us will need emotional support at some point in our lives. We may even want to learn more about how we can better support our friends, neighbors, coworkers, and loved ones.
We serve people from diverse backgrounds, and have dial options to assist veterans, Spanish speakers, LGBTQ+ youth, and American Indians & Alaska Natives.
Services are available 24/7 by phone, text, or chat.
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the US.
Volunteers of America Western Washington staffs 988 to serve statewide, except King County and Spokane regions, who are served by partner organizations. Click here to view their websites.
If you're not sure, click here to view a map of the service areas.
Native and Strong Lifeline (WA State)
988 Dial Pad Options
If you are in a state of distress, reach out right now. Our crisis services are free, confidential, and available 24/7. We have options to assist veterans, Spanish speakers, American Indians & Alaska Natives, and the LGBTQ+ community.
Call or text 988 or chat at www.988lifeline.org
Someone I know is struggling
If you think someone may be struggling with thoughts of suicide, have a private conversation with them. Ask them gently but directly if they are thinking about suicide. Listen without judgment and be prepared to offer your support. Encourage them to seek treatment by connecting with their doctor or therapist.
If they say they are thinking about suicide, take them seriously. Stay with them and remove anything they could use to harm themselves. For help, call or text 988 or chat www.988lifeline.org
I want to make a difference
Thank you joining us in making our community healthier and more compassionate.
You can help by:
Sharing suicide prevention resources like our local 24-hour crisis line at 988 and via chat at www.988lifeline.org
Reach out to us anytime.
Whether you had a bad day, or just need a non-judgmental ear to listen, we are here for you, no matter what you want to talk about. Our highly-skilled and compassionate staff are here to help.
We are also here for those who want to know more about suicide prevention and further resources. We can all build a community that celebrates asking for help and supports those who experience behavioral health challenges, including thoughts of suicide.
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