Crisis Text Line – text START to 741741 OR Crisis Clinic 24/7 Helpline 1-800-427-4747
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
https://www.teenlink.org/ 1-866-TEENLINK (833-6546)
King County Wraparound
Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS) Access to CCORS is available through the Crisis Clinic at 206-461-3222 or 1-866-4CRISIS.
King County Sexual Assault Resources Center (located in Renton) Phone: 425-226-5062 OR 24-hour Resource Line (24/7 response) 888.998.6423
Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress at Harborview
Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-800-827-8840
Trevor Project–LGBTQA+ 1-866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860
MI Safe Rides (Sat PM): 206-941-4100
National Eating Disorder Association Hotline 1-800-931-2237
Public Health Eastgate Teen Center 1-800-244-4512
Homeless Shelter/Safe Place: Test SAFE and your location to 69866
COMMUNITY GRIEF/LOSS SUPPORT
Forefront Cares – support after a suicide 206-543-1016
The Healing Center Seattle 206-523-1206
Safe Crossings Foundation 206-652-4723
CampErin—weekend camp for youth grieving the loss of a loved one
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH AGENCIES
Mercer Island Youth and Family Services 206-275-7657 (YFS counselors also available AT MIHS)
Consejo (multiple locations including Bellevue & Kent, Spanish speaking therapists available) Phone: 206-461-4880
SeaMar Behavioral Health (multiple locations including Bellevue, Spanish speaking therapists available) Phone: 425-460-7125
Valley Cities (located in Kent & Renton) Phone: 253-939-4055
Youth Eastside Services (located in Bellevue and Redmond, Spanish speaking services available) Phone: 425-747-4937 (Available to MI Youth for substance abuse services only)
Friends of Youth (located in Issaquah & Kirkland) Phone: 425-392-6367
Seattle Children’s Mental Health Referral Service
Washington’s Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens connects patients and families with evidence-supported outpatient mental health services in their community. This free, telephone-based referral service is funded by Washington Healthcare Authority and operated by Seattle Children’s. The Mental Health Referral Service will provide thorough mental health referrals for children and teens 17 and younger from across Washington. Families can visit the linked website above or call 833-303-5437, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to connect with a referral specialist. Here is a list of behavioral health services provided at Children’s, as well as PDFs full of specific resources for various symptoms and disorders, and links to podcasts about teen mental health.
Additional Counseling Services are provided by licensed counselors employed by Mercer Island Youth and Family Services, who have offices at MIHS and provide additional counseling services to students at Mercer Island High School daily.
Chris Harnish - Substance Abuse and Intervention
Caleb Visser - Student, Family, and Group Counseling
The Resource and Referral (R&R) Place
The Resource and Referral Place based at Mercer Island High School is a satellite program of Mercer Island Youth and Family Services.
"The R&R" as it's known by students offers a safe and confidential place to seek support and guidance around the many issues and concerns facing adolescents today.
The R&R Place was established in 1979 through a unique partnership between the City of Mercer Island and the Mercer Island School District to provide students convenient access to counseling services.
Chris Harnish is an Alcohol and Drug Intervention Specialist and is available to students at the high school and at Crest Learning Center to provide education, assessment, intervention and referral to other sober support services.
He also offers confidential consultation with parents and school staff.
You can contact Chris during school hours at:
Chris Harnish, BA, CC
Substance Abuse Specialist
Alcohol and Drug Information