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.

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
  • Teen Growth – This site has both articles and a question and answer format ranging from topics such as bulking up, hormones, bad breath, and dating to school stresses, parent divorce, coming out, and seeing a doctor.
  • – Sponsored by the Nemours Foundation.


Alcohol & Other Drugs

Women's Health

Sexual Orientation, Gender Variance & LQBTQ Advocacy

Shelters & Homelessness

Other helpful, albeit random, resources:

For more up-to-date information, please contact Megan Reibel, our School Counselor.

For more information about the Peer Mentoring Program, please visit our “teacher page,” Tumblr blog, or follow us on Twitter (@NWSPeerMentors).

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