The holiday season and the dark winter months that follow can be a difficult time for many people. This year, isolation due to the pandemic may intensify the depression or sadness people may already be feeling.
In this video, students at Evergreen High School remind us that one death is too many. Many suicides can be prevented. Everyone has a role. Be alert for signs of depression or suicidal thoughts in those you love. Look for red flags, and then talk about it.
Watch the video and refer to these resources for more support and information.
Resources for Highline Families
For All Areas:
- Teen Link: 866-833-6547. Confidential and anonymous help line for teens
White Center-Burien area
- Sea Mar - White Center and Burien locations - (206)965-1055. Case management, individual therapy, medication management for children, youth and adults
- Healthpoint Evergreen - Evergreen area - (206) 835-2615. Short-term counseling/health coaching for adults
- Navos Burien/Lake Burien locations - (206) 248 - 8226. Case management, individual and family therapy, medication management for children, youth, and adults
- Childhaven White Center - (206) 957- 4841. Child and family counseling available, early support for infants and toddlers (0-3), WRAP services for children ages 0-52
Normandy Park-Seatac-Des Moines area
- Healthpoint - Tyee & Seatac area - (206) 277-7210. Short-term counseling/health coaching for adults
- Sea Mar - Des Moines - (206) 212-4500. Case management, individual therapy, medication management for children, youth and adults; chemical dependency for adults
- Valley Cities - Midway - (253) 833-7444. Mental health services for all ages, chemical dependency for adults
Des Moines-Kent area
- Sound - Kent area - (206) 901-2000. Counseling, case management, WRAP services, chemical dependency services for children, youth, and adults - in person available
- Kent Youth and Family Services - Kent area - (253) 859-0300
- Mental health counseling, case management, co-occurring disorders (mental health & chemical dependency) for youth, LGBTQ+ support group for youth
Support and Wellness
COVID-19 is hard. For many of us, life was already stressful enough. Changes to your daily routine, plans for the future, health and emotions can be hard to deal with. You may feel stressed, worried, afraid, irritable, frustrated or sad. It’s okay to need help when these feelings get overwhelming.
Here are some resources for support from Public Health Seattle & King County.