Three leading U.S. pediatric health organizations declared a state of emergency in youth mental health on October 19, 2021. We want to take this opportunity to share several new flyers from Seattle Children’s intended to help families find a qualified and available mental health counselor for their child. We encourage our provider partners in the community to share them with patients and families.

FLYER 1 (long version, 1 page): “Washington’s Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens: 4 Important Things to Know About Our Service”

FLYER 2 (short version, 1 page): “Washington’s Mental Health Service for Children and Teens”(English Only)

Seattle Children’s has extensive resources for mental health care on our online mental health hub,  including:

Might my child have a mental health problem?

Common mental health problems and resources

Read more about the following by clicking here and scrolling down about one-third of the webpage:

  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder

How do I get care for my child?

How can I support my child with emotion/behavior issues?

How can I learn to recognize when my child is upset, why and what helps them cope?

How can I make my home safer for my child with a mental health problem?

In case you missed it, check out “Responding to Our State’s Youth Mental Health Emergency” by Dr. Alysha Thompson in Seattle Children’s On the Pulse blog from April 2021.