Need help….do you know about Washington Listens? The State recently launch a line that provides nonclinical support to people experiencing elevated stress due to COVID-19. People who call Washington Listens will speak to a support specialist and receive information and connection to community resources in the area. The program is anonymous and no identifying information is maintained.
The purpose of Washington Listens is for someone to just listen. It is not intended to provide a diagnoses or interpret a diagnoses, or replicate any service somebody would be getting from a mental health professional. It recognizes that sometimes a person just needs someone to talk to, vent to or share concerns with.
People who staff Washington Listens will receive basic training needed to provide support to individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. To reach Washington Listens, call 1-833-681-0211. Read the Washington Listens fact sheet.