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 a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and possess an Educational Support Assistant (ESA) certification 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 crisis that may arise in the school.


    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


     _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ - Resources for talking with youth about Covid and Washington state specific helpline for those affected by the pandemic to talk to professionals about what they are experiencing related to stress and mental health.

    Form:  HCA Washington Listens


Last Modified on August 25, 2021