Music Heals : Mental Health : Resources

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support,

the 988 Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. Call or text 988.


As KEXP’s Music Heals programming explores the role of music in coping with depression and anxiety, we also recognize the need for hands-on help and having a professional to hear your needs. Below listeners can find resources available both national and in Washington state. You are not alone. 

National Services

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American Association of Suicidology

To promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it. A lead organization in the nation focused on research and more.


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American Society for Suicide Prevention

 For education, advocacy, resources, and aid to those affected by suicide.


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Crisis Text Line

For 24/7, free support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Text 741741 to get connected with a counselor. 




Healthline offers a wealth of vetted digital health and wellness resources, including a section devoted to suicide prevention resources. 


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Live Through This

 Live Through This is a collection of portraits and stories of suicide attempt survivors, as told by those survivors.


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National Alliance On Mental Illness

For education, advocacy, awareness, and aid to individuals struggling with mental health.



Nuçi's Space

"Our mission is to prevent suicide. With a focus on musicians, Nuçi’s Space advocates for and helps to alleviate the suffering for those living with a brain illness and fights to end the stigma of mental illness."



988 Lifeline

The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.


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The Stability Network

The Stability Network inspires and encourages people experiencing mental health challenges to thrive. We are a growing movement of people living and working with mental health conditions. We share our stories to inspire others and change how people think about mental health.


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Agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s helpline can also help you find treatment in your area.


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To Write Love On Her Arms

A nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.


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Free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. and in many parts of Canada find the local resources they need; 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Resources for BlPOC Communities

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Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)

AAPA seeks to "advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy." This is a great resource for professionals, students, psychologists, researchers, social workers, and other practices looking to advance Asian American mental health and well-being. 


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Asian Counseling and Referral Service

"ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services."


Black Emotional And Mental Health (BEAM) Collective

BEAM is a training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.  


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Black Mental Health Alliance

BMHA seeks to "promote and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and vulnerable communities." This includes working with clinicians as well as communities at large to connect with potential patients.



Entre Hermanos

Entre Hermanos' mission is to "promote the health and well-being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building."

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Latinx Therapy

Latinx Therapy was founded with a mission to destigmatize therapy in Latinx communities and has evolved into a national directory of primarily Spanish-speaking therapists, speakers, as well as informative podcasts.

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Loveland Foundation

Loveland Foundation supports healing and mental health services for communities of color, with a particular focus on Black women and girls, including giving financial assistance for therapy, offering fellowships, residency programs, and more.



Inclusive Therapists

Inclusive Therapists centered on helping people from marginalized communities and identities find the mental health professional best suited for them. Inclusive Therapists operates with a mission of anti-discrimination, anti-oppression, anti-stigma, anti-racist & anti-ablest as well as decolonizing and destigmatizing mental healthcare. 


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National Alliance for Hispanic Health

"The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier science-based and community-driven organization that focuses on the best health for all.  Community-based members provide services to more than 15 million Hispanics throughout the U.S. every year and national organization members provide services to more than 100 million people annually."


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StrongHearts Native Helpline

"StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a safe domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. Anonymous and confidential."

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We R Native

We R Native is a comprehensive health resource for and by Native youth. The organization provides health and wellness resources, as well as detailed information on Native culture and traditions. 

Resources for LGBTQIA+ Communities


Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

"GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments."

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National Coalition for LGBT Health

"The Coalition is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals through federal and local advocacy, education, and research. The Coalition addresses the entire LGBT community, including individuals of every sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, and age regardless of disability, income, education, and geography."

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It Gets Better Project

The long-running It Gets Better Project has identified and cataloged over 1,100 organizations offering worldwide support for LGBTQIA+ youth – ranging from mental health and wellness resources to care for COVID-19 and homelessness. 

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Lambert House

Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.



National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization actively working to transform mental health for queer and trans Black, Indigenous and People of Color (QTBIPOC).

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Trans Lifeline

"Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community."

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The Trevor Project

For 24/7, free crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. Call directly at 1-866-488-7386.


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Seattle Counseling Service

Seattle Counseling Service is a community resource that advocates, educates and serves to advance the social well-being and mental health of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities.


Washington Services

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Crisis Connections

For 24/7, free support for those in crisis. Crisis Clinic connects people in physical, emotional and financial crisis to services that will be of help. Contact directly at 866-4-CRISIS (866-427-4747) 


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The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties

The clinic provides a 24-hour 7-day a week centralized service to anyone who calls, offering crisis intervention and emotional support, as well as information and referrals. Contact directly at 866-4-CRISIS (866-427-4747) or 360-586-2800


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Forefront Suicide Prevention

Forefront develops suicide prevention programs that save lives. This University of Washington-based center offers training for professional and community audiences, school and college programs, resources for those newly bereaved by suicide, and media training in responsible reporting on suicide.


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Mary's Place

Mary’s Place inspire the community to support homeless women, children, and families through advocacy, partnerships, volunteerism and philanthropy and aids them through emergency situations.


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NAMI Washington

NAMI Washington, is the State office of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions. 


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Now Matters Now

 Videos about stories and education around dealing with suicidal thoughts.


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Recovery Cafe

Whether in crisis, newer to recovery, in long-term recovery, after a relapse, during a difficult life change, or mental health transition, the Café is a place of support and stability for all individuals seeking to break the cycle of destruction and despair.


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Safer Homes, Suicide Aware

An organization of professionals who have a mental health diagnosis and are living stable, productive lives.



Seattle Counseling and Wellness

"We are a group of therapists providing individual therapy, couples counseling and family therapy, as well as psychological testing and evaluations. Our clinicians want to collaborate with you to understand what may be keeping you from meeting your goals."



Project Access Northwest 

"Project Access Northwest is a non-profit 501(c)3 formed in 2006 to improve access to specialty health care for low-income and uninsured patients. It matches volunteer specialty care providers and hospital partners with carefully pre-screened patients in need of care."