Michelle Desmond, LICSW, MSW, MPH

Crisis: If you are in a crisis, feeling suicidal, or just need to talk with someone right away, please call the King County Crisis Clinic (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). This is a free service for King County residents.

1-866-427-4747 (1-866-4-CRISIS)

Domestic Violence: The Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN) has an Advocacy & Crisis Hotline for those in King County who are in need of support and resources around domestic violence:

(425) 656-7867, or
(877) 465-7234 (toll-free)

Community resources: 
The Washington State Community Resources Online / Washington Information Network is an excellent source of information about a range of resources, including mental health services, educational opportunities, legal aid and basic needs like food, housing, health insurance. You can explore the directory online or dial 2-1-1 to speak with a information and referral specialist.

Mindfulness resources for children and parents: http://www.rickhanson.net/resources-children/



RAIN by Tara Brach: https://www.tarabrach.com/articles-interviews/rain-workingwithdifficulties/

Meditations by Sharon Salzberg: https://www.sharonsalzberg.com/post-election-meditation/

Meditations: www.soundstrue.org

Oren Jay Sofer: https://www.orenjaysofer.com/audio

Rick Hanson: https://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/wednesday-meditations-with-dr-rick-hanson/

The Basics:

List of Feelings: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5785b85b15d5dbb0fab56c26/t/5c4bf8ddcd836601cd0304b9/1548482781373/3.Feelings+List.pdf

List of Universal Needs: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5785b85b15d5dbb0fab56c26/t/5e41e77bae7d841bf59cc023/1581377403978/Needs+List-2020.pdf

Center for Chronic Illness: www.thecenterforchronicillness.org

Helpful Trainings: 

Oren Jay Sofer, Mindful Non-Violent Communication: https://www.orenjaysofer.com/schedule/authentic-communication-2020

Rick Hanson, Foundations of Well-Being: https://www.thefoundationsofwellbeing.com/