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/

http://depts.washington.edu/ccfwb/content/mindfulness-instructors-and-resources-schools


Meditations:

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


Center for Chronic Illness: www.thecenterforchronicillness.org