IF THIS IS A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY, CALL 911 OR GO TO YOUR NEAREST HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM.
The Counseling Center offers walk-in hours on Monday to Friday from 1pm to 3pm for crisis or urgent concerns. If you need to speak to someone immediately but unable to come during the walk-in hours, please call 425.352.3183 or go to UW1-080.
On evening, weekends, and university holidays a variety of help is available.
If you are suicidal, or your safety is threatened, call 911 and the local authorities will take you to a nearby hospital emergency department to speak with a professional counselor.
If someone has threatened immediate harm to him/herself, call UWB Security and Campus Safety at 425.352.5222. Campus Safety can send for an ambulance, a city police officer, or the county sheriff depending on the location of the person in crisis.
If you are not feeling strong suicidal urges, but you need someone to talk to when we are not open, utilize one of the below services:
Free and Confidential 24/7 Support
- Crisis Text Line: Text "HEAL" to 741-741
Available 24/7, free, and confidential.
- Trevor Lifeline: 1.866.488.7386 Provides crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and life-affirming services to LGBTQ youth ages 13-24.
- Trans Lifeline: 1.877.565.8860
Living with Mental Illness
- Ayuda en la crisis Español: 1.888.628.9454
If you call the Crisis Line or Lifeline, please give us a call as soon as we are open so that we can provide more direct help.
Sexual Assault Advocacy and Support Services
If you’ve been sexually assaulted…
Believe in yourself
Remember that no matter what the circumstances, you are not to blame for what happened to you. Give yourself permission to do what you need to do to take care of yourself.
Tell someone you trust for support
This could be anyone, so think about who would be the most supportive. This person may be a good listener or be able to provide resources and options.
If you would like to speak to our Victim Advocate, Rosemary Simmons, call 425.352.3851.
Please visit the advocacy & support page and the partner violence & sexual assault resources page for additional information and resources.