The Crisis Clinic is a great resource for suicide prevention and mental health support.
Suicide Prevention Information
FAQ on suicide, symptoms of depression and suicidal danger signs, most common misconceptions about suicide, what students should do if a friend had depression, what hospitalization does for depressives and a recommended reading list.
Mental Health Referral
The Washington State Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens connects patients and families with evidence-supported, outpatient, mental health services in their community. This free, telephone-based referral service is funded by HCA and operated by Seattle Children’s. The Mental Health Referral Service will provide services through mental health referrals for Washington state children and teens, ages 17 and younger. Families can call 833-303-5437, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm PST, to connect with a referral specialist.
Virtual Calming Room
Counselors want you to know that your feelings are valid, no matter what they are. You might feel scared, confused, overwhelmed, angry, alone, grateful, or completely calm. Your feelings are normal; the situation is not. Don't forget to take care of yourself and the ones you love.
Information on depression provided by the National Institute for Mental Health.
Collection of information on eating disorders by a non profit organization.
The National Institute of Mental Health gives a sketch of each known anxiety disorder and has a keyword search to help identify symptoms.
This site contains basic information about this organization which assists adults and teens with alcohol related concerns. It includes 20 questions designed to help teenagers decide whether or not Alateen is for them.
The Healing Center is currently offering grief support groups virtually for anyone who is suffering from losing a loved one. This is a non-profit organization and they do not charge nor bill insurance, but operate from donations. Follow this LINK for more information.
Search by area or volunteer opportunity types and categories.
United Way of King County
This is the best volunteer search engine we've found. You can search by zipcode, types of volunteer opportunities and ages that volunteers need to be.
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Center in Woodinville that provides horse riding lessons for the disabled. Volunteers are constantly needed for caring for the horses and assisting with the lessons.
Youth Volunteer Corps
Local group volunteer opportunities for students in Jr. High and High School.
City Of Woodinville
Check out and sign up for upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer opportunities through the county.
City of Bothell
Find out how to help out around Bothell.
There are a variety of ways you can volunteer at YMCA.
There are a variety of ways you can volunteer at YWCA.
Hopelink serves homeless and low income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities.
Friends of Youth
A group of special places that provide an array of services for young people and their famalies in the areas of prevention, shelter care and housing, and treatment across King and Snohomish Counties in WA.
Find out about how to volunteer at the public library.
Educators For Fair Consideration
Empowering undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals.
MALDEF - The Latino Voice for Civil Rights in America
Since MALDEF's founding, the civil rights orginization has supported the next generation of civil rights advocated for the Latino community. MALDEF currently offers: a Scholarship Resource Guide for high school, college, and graduate students; and a Law School Scholarship Program for law students.
National College Access Network
Builds, strengthens and empowers communities commited to college access and success so that all students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams.
Tip Sheet for Undocumented Students
This tip sheet is designed to help with some pressing questions that undocumented students may have while contemplating whether or not they can enroll in school.
National Immigration Law Center
One of the leading orginizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income. They also conduct trainings, publish education materials, and provide legal counsel and strategic advice to support and strengthen other groups' advocacy work.
Big Future College Board
A mission-driven organization that connects students to college success an oppurtunity. College Board was created to expand access to higher education and has helpful information for undocumented students wanting to apply for college.
National Conference of State Legislatures
The nation's most respected bipartisan organization provicing states support, ideas, connections and a strong voice on Capitol Hill. This orginization advocates and provides information and support for undocumented students' tuition and support.
CUNY Citizenship Now!
CUNY Citizenship Now! is the largest University-based legal assistance program in the nation. They provide free, high quality and confidential citizenship and immigration law services to all.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that impacts the parts of the brain that help us plan, focus on, and execute tasks. ADHD symptoms vary by sub-type — inattentive, hyperactive, or combined. ADHD impacts approximately 11% of children and almost 5% of adults in the U.S. People with ADHD have trouble with impulse-control, focusing, and organization. ADHD is not a behavior disorder, mental illness, or specific learning disability. It’s a developmental impairment of the brain’s self-management system.
Some experts assert “Attention deficit” is misleading. “Attention deregulation” might be more accurate, as most people with ADHD have more than enough attention – they just can’t harness it in the right direction at the right time with consistency. And so individuals with ADHD hyperfocus and lose track of time, misplace their keys, or blurt out an unrelated thought.
Every child with ADHD experiences his or her own unique set of superpowers and challenges. But one common thread unites all families living with attention deficit: a hatred of homework.
Most parents of children with ADHD are exhausted from the repetitive fights, the missing assignments, and the hours and hours of wasted time. You know your child is smart and capable, which makes it extra frustrating when he delays starting a straightforward assignment, turns in work that’s incomplete, or forgets assignments altogether. Homework becomes a daily reminder of struggles and setbacks.
Steer your child through her nightly homework load — without being the bad guy or doing all the work — with these ADHD- conversation guides.
If you child has ADHD, you know that standard parenting strategies don’t always work. Consider subscribing to the ADDitude’s free newsletter, which has many great resources to add to your parenting toolbox, including free downloads to learn ADHD-tested positive parenting techniques, how to manage treatment, school and learning resources, and more.
You might also consider checking out CHADD, founded in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD. CHADD offers support, education, and encouragement to families and individuals with ADHD on a grassroots level through local CHADD chapters.