About Mental Illness
A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.
What is Recovery?
Recovery from serious mental illness is not only possible, but for many people living with mental illness today, probable. The notion of recovery involves a variety of perspectives.
We're Here to Listen
IN CASE OF A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY: CALL 911
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS HAVING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS:
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
FOR A NON-LIFE-THREATENING BUT URGENT MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS:
Call the Pierce County Crisis Line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 800-576-7764
Crisis Text Line: crisistextline.org – text 741741 (mobile fees waived)
Call the NAMI Helpline at
- If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call the Pierce County Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-800-576-7764
- Crisis Text Line: crisistextline.org – text 741741 (mobile fees waived)
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 press 1
confidential chat at VeteransCrisisLine.net or text to 838255
- Washington Recovery Help Line: 1-866-789-1511
- Teen Link (24 hours): 1-866-833-6546, call or text
- Suicide Lifeline (24 hours-National): 1-800-273-TALK
Substance Abuse Recovery
- CLEAR: Washington centralized intake and referral service for individuals seeking free legal assistance 1-888-201-1014
- Disability Rights Washington: Provides disability rights information, general information about legal rights and legal services for disability rights violations
- Washington Law Help: www.washingtonlawhelp.org – they also have specific resources for Legal Financial Obligations
Youth and Family Services
- YWCA Community Advocate: 253-272-4181 ext. 222
- Kid’s Mental Health Pierce County
- What are Regional Support Networks?: Click here to learn more.
- Get Help Early: Washington State’s Early Psychosis Initiative: For Information on Early Psychosis Warning Signs and Symptoms please visit: www.dshs.wa.gov/GetHelpEarly
- DSHS Mental Health Medicaid Booklet
- SOUTH SOUND 211 – Dial 211
- The Rainbow Center of Tacoma: Through education, advocacy, and celebration, the Rainbow Center expands resources and safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied (LGBTQIA+) community (253) 383-2318
- Queer Healthcare Accountability Coalition
- WA State Health Care Provider Database for LGBTQIA+ Individuals
- LGBTQIA+ Trevor Project Support Center: Call 1-866-488-7386
Social Security Disability
- The goal of SSDRC.COM, the Social Security Disability Resource Center, is to inform readers about how the Social Security Disability and SSI Disability process works from start to finish. This includes what to expect before, during, and after a disability application has been processed, common mistakes that need to be avoided, and what to do and how to react in specific situations (for example, receiving notices of denial, obtaining the status of the claim at different points, providing needed evidence, and undergoing a disability interview with a Social Security Claims Representative).
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