This page provides information on help lines for non-crisis support. If you are in immediate danger of self-harm or suicide, please consult 24 Hour Crisis Helplines.
Crisis Connections has been a first call for help for people in need of emotional support and social services for over 50 years and is a nationally recognized leader in mental health, suicide and crisis intervention, and information and referral services.
For non-crisis mental health assistance over the telephone, Crisis Connection offers several options.
- Washington Warm Line, 1-877-500WARM (9276), is a peer support help line that is open five nights a week, Wednesday to Sunday from 5-9 PM for people living with emotional and mental health challenges.
- Teen Link, 866-833-6546, is a confidential and anonymous help line for teens that operates every evening from 6-10PM, and where trained teen volunteers (and in some cases staff/volunteers from WA Recovery Help Line) offer support.
Housing and Shelter
For emergency housing and shelter, dial 211 to connect with Washington’s centralized resource for health and human services information and referrals. Note this is not a 24-hour help line and hold times can be long. Consult Win211.org for more details and resources.
National Help Lines/Chat
These national LGBTQ Help lines provide peer support, information and resources.
- Desi provides a free telephone helpline (sponsored by Trikone) that offers confidential, culturally sensitive peer support, information, and resources LGBTQ South Asians.
- GLBT National Help Center provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, they operate two national hotlines, the GLBT National Hotline and the GLBT National Youth Talkline.
- Q Chat Space is an chat option for youth that PFLAG National encourages. It offers live and chat based online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19, facilitated by experienced staff who work at LGBTQ+ centers around the country. Q Chat Space facilitators are not mental health professionals nor do they provide crisis care.