Trangender Resources

SUICIDE HOTLINES

The transgender community is especially vulnerable to depression, anxiety, life problems and the potential of suicide.

If you are at a period in your life where all seems hopeless, please understand that YOU ARE NOT ALONE... there are people who can help you. You've probably heard the cliches... but they are mostly true... the night is darkest before the dawn, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Please give it just another day!

We at GASS are your friends and sisters/brothers. We care about you. We don't want to lose you. Get in touch with us, and maybe we can help you sort things through.

Meanwhile, if you are really hurting right now, this minute... please call one of these numbers and talk it over with a caring counselor.

WASHINGTON STATE SUICIDE HOTLINES

BREMERTON Crisis Clinic Kitsap Mental Health (360) 479-3033 1-800-843-4793

CLALLAM COUNTY Crisis Lines (360) 452-4500
West End Outreach Services (360) 374-6177

CATHLAMET Wahkiakum County Mental Health 1-800-635-5985 1-800-627-2211

CHEHALIS Human Response Network (360) 748-6601 1-800-244-7414
Lewis County Crisis Line - Cascade Mental Health Care (360) 748-6696

CLARKSTON - Rogers Counseling Center, 8:30am 5:30pm (509) 758-3341

COLVILLE - Stevens County Counseling Services (509) 684-4597 After hours & weekends, 1-800-767-6081

COUPEVILLE - Care Crisis Response Services, Island Mental Health, 24 hours / 7 days (425) 258-HELP (425) 258-4357 1-800-584-3578 TTY 1-800-846-8517

DAVENPORT - Lincoln County Counseling Services (509) 725-3001 After Hours 1-800-767-6081

DAYTON - Columbia County Services (509) 382-2527

ELLENSBURG - Crisis Line of Kittitas County (509) 925-4168
CleElum, Roslyn (509) 674-2881 1-800-584-3578

EVERETT - Volunteers of America Care Crisis Line, 24 /7 (425)258-4357(HELP) 1-800-584-3578

FRIDAY HARBOR - North Islands Counseling & Psychotherapy Crisis Services 1-800-584-3578

JEFFERSON COUNTY Mental Health Services (360) 385-0321 1-800-659-0321 (After hours forwarded to the Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas)

HOQUIAM - Evergreen Counseling Center, 24 hours / 7 days (360)532-4357(HELP) 1-800-685-6556

KENNEWICK - Benton & Franklin Counties Crisis Response (509) 783-0500 1-800-548-8761

LONGVIEW - Willapa Counseling Center 1-800-884-2298

LONGVIEW - Lower Columbia Mental Health Crisis Line (360) 425-6064

MOSES LAKE - Grant Mental Healthcare (509) 765-1717

MT. VERNON - Skagit Mental Health 1-800-726-6050

NEWPORT - Pend Oreille County Mental Health 1-800-404-5151

OLYMPIA - Serving Lewis, Mason, & Thurston Counties - Behavioral Health Resources Crisis Clinic
Resource Network, 24 hours / 7 days (360) 586-2800
Youth Help Line (360) 586-2777 1-800-627-2211

OMAK - Okanogan County Counseling Service (509) 826-6191

OTHELLO Community Counseling Services of Adams County (509) 659-HELP (509) 659-4357 (509) 488-5611

POINT ANGELES - Peninsula Community Mental Health Center (360) 452-4500

PORT TOWNSEND Community Counseling Service (360) 385-0321 1-800-659-0321

PULLMAN - The Palouse Regional Crisis Line (509) 332-1505

REPUBLIC - Ferry County Community Services 1-800-269-2380

RICHLAND - Tri-Cities Helpline (509) 943-6606 Teen Line (509) 946-8336

SEATTLE - Seattle Mental Health (206) 224-2840
SEATTLE Community Psychiatric Clinic (206) 461-3614
SEATTLE - Crisis Clinic of King County (206) 461-3222 Teen Line (206) 461-4922
SEATTLE - Seattle Counseling Service For Sexual Minorities (206) 323-0220 1-800-527-7683
SEATTLE - King County's Children's Crisis Response Team (206) 461-3222 866-4CRISIS
Seattle Children's Home Kid's Line (206) 915-7803

SPOKANE - First Call for Help (509) 838-4428

STEVENSON - Skamania County Counseling Center (509) 427-9488

TACOMA - Crisis Line Comprehensive Mental Health (253) 272-9882

VANCOUVER - Crisis Line Clark County Crisis Line, 24 hours / 7 days (360) 696-9560 (360) 696-1925 TDD 1-800-626-8137

WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla Mental Health (509) 522-4278

WENATCHEE Chelan Douglas Behavioral Health Clinic (360) 662-7105 (509) 662-7105

PULLMAN - Palouse Regional Crisis Line Regional Mental Health Services (509) 332-1505

YAKIMA - Open Line Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health (509) 575-4200 1-800-572-8122


SUICIDE MYTHS

If I have thoughts of suicide I am abnormal.
No. Thoughts of suicide are extremely common. Anyone could attempt suicide. They are in pain, and probably have a chemical imbalance in their brain. But if you have thoughts of suicide you should seek treatment immediately.

People that die by suicide are weak.
No. Most people who die by suicide are very strong, but they have untreated depression.

Suicide will make pain go away.
No. suicide compounds pain exponentially. All of the deceased's survivors feel excruciating pain. And the person who died by suicide can no longer feel, and thus there is no relief from pain.

Suicide will solve my problems.
No. Suicide causes many problems and never solves any of them.

Once people decide to die by suicide, there is nothing you can do to stop them.
No. Suicide can be prevented. Most people who are suicidal do not want to die; they just want to stop their pain.

"If you're going through hell, keep going."
-- Winston Churchill

"If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger!"
-- Freidrich Nietzsche

We at GASS want to help you keep going. Give us, and others, a chance to help you.