Mental Health Resources

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    • Crisis Clinic - (360) 586-2800
    • Youth Help Line - (360) 586-2777
    • Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

    NTPS Students and Mental Health

    NTPS has Mental Health Specialists assigned to each of our 22 schools. These professionals hold either a Washington state license as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or are Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and possess Educational Support Assistant (ESA) certificates in counseling or social work. The role of the Mental Health Specialist is to normalize mental health in the schools by communicating with staff, students, and families about mental health topics. Mental Health Specialists provide individualized mental health support and crisis intervention to students referred by the school counselor.

    NTHS Mental Health Specialist: Mandy Garrison 

    They also:

    • provide preventive education on mental health,
    • facilitate small therapeutic groups,
    • working one on one with students in need of short-term mental health support,
    • connect students and families to community resources, and
    • respond to mental health crises that may arise in school.

    NTPS Mental Health website:  



    Crisis Clinic of Thurston/Mason County

    Thurston/Mason County Crisis Clinic hotline is a resource for those seeking social/emotional and mental health-related services. This is a non-emergency number where you will speak with a trained person who can provide additional resources and be a supportive listener. In cases of emergency, calling 911 is the best resource.

    Phone: 360-586-2800



    Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources

    To support schools and school districts in providing informative resources to their families, OSPI subject-matter experts have partnered to create a series of fact sheets about subjects concerning safety at home and in school. Each fact sheet contains data from reputable sources, action items for families, conversation starters, and links to additional resources.

    Make Mental Health a Priority - information on this page, graphically.