This is an information resource section developed for educational purposes as part of an effort to raise awareness of mental health issues affecting teenagers; it contains both local-community and national-level resources. The site is not a substitute for direct professional medical or psychological care based on an individual's condition and circumstances. You are advised to consult a health care provider about your personal questions or concerns. This site is updated annually, or more often, by The Northwest School’s Peer Mentoring Program in partnership with our School Counselor and Dean of Residential Life. The Peer Mentoring class, in addition to their school “teacher page,” is also working to provide the larger community with a dynamic online resource relating to all facets of the trials, tribulations, and celebrations of adolescence (and the parenting of an adolescent); please check out our Tumblr page as we continue to add content.

Healthy Youth Survey

The Northwest School is participating in the Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey during October 2018.

The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse, and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities, and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks. Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

Please read the Parent and Student Notification Letter (English/Spanish) for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey. The Parent and Student Notification Letter is also available in other languages here. Additional information can be found at www.AskHYS.net. Contact Megan Reibel with questions.

Emergency / Crisis Lines

  • Fire / Police / Medical – 911
  • Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress at Harborview – 206-744-1600
  • Teen Link – a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental help line answered by teens from 6:00-10:00 p.m. 365 days a year. Teen volunteers are trained to listen to a caller's concerns and talk to them about whatever is on their mind. Call them at 1-866-TEENLINK (1-866-833-6546).
  • The Crisis Clinic (24 hour Crisis Line, including Suicide) – 1-866-4CRISIS (1-866-427-3222)
  • Crisis Chat - The Lifeline Crisis Chat is available within the United States and territories from 2 pm to 2 am Eastern Time, seven days a week.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24 / 7) - call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or chat.
  • The Trevor Project Lifeline – The Trevor Lifeline is the only nationwide, around-the-clock suicide prevention and crisis intervention lifeline for LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Lifeline is a free and confidential service that offers hope and someone to talk to, 24/7. Call 1-866-488-7386.

General Teen Health Resources

  • Medline Health Topics – From A-Z this site covers nearly all health related topics and issues.
  • Neighbor Care Health – the largest provider of primary medical and dental care in Seattle for low income and uninsured families and individuals, serving our community for more than 40 years.
  • Teen Health Clinics – a service of King County and Seattle Public Health
  • TeensHealth.org – Sponsored by the Nemours Foundation.

Counseling

Alcohol & Other Drugs

Women's Health

Sexual Orientation, Gender Variance & LQBTQ Advocacy

Shelters & Homelessness

Other helpful, albeit random, resources:

Our School Counselors have also collected a repository of articles, links, and other items as part of an effort to raise awareness around issues affecting the lives of teenagers; it contains documents, links, resources and has been complied by the school counselors at The Northwest School.

The Peer Mentoring class, is also working to provide the larger community with a dynamic online resource relating to all facets of the trials, tribulations, and celebrations of adolescence (and the parenting of an adolescent); please check out our Tumblr page as we continue to add content.

For more up-to-date information, please contact Megan Reibel or Erin North, our School Counselors.

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