HELP! CRISIS INFORMATION

When someone is in a crisis, it can seem overwhelming.  Figuring out where to turn can seem impossible.  If you are ugently sekeing help and have found this page, here is some information for you:

1)  SAFETY FIRST.  If there is any concern that this is a life-threatening crisis, seek immediate help.   911 is available for nearly all phone numbers.   
2)  Patients of Samaritan Counseling of North Puget Sound have access to our crisis system.  During business hours, contact your counselor directly.  After hours, you can contact our on-call clinician at 425-610-1265.  The on-call counselor will return your call.  Note that there may be fees associated with extended crisis assistance, which is typically not covered by insurance plans.  Unfortunately, this line is only for current patients in crisis.  
3)  Contact your local crisis line.  These can vary by location, are available 24 hours/day for anyone,  and are always free.    You can call 411/directory assistance for the local number, look in the front of a local telephone book, or:
         a:  Snohomish, Skagit, Island, and Whatcom County residents may call the Volunteers of America Care Crisis Line at 800-584-3578.
         b:  King County residents may call the King County Crisis Clinic at 866-427-4747.