If you are in crisis, or know someone in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor.
If you need someone to talk with but are not in crisis, call the UW Counseling Center at 206-543-1240 or call the Washington Warm Line at 1-877-500-WARM (1-877-500-9276).
UW has consolidated all mental health resources available to students on a single, easy-to-navigate webpage.
The SOM Office of Graduate Education also started the Allies program. Allies are faculty and staff who provide trainees with support during conflict with mentors and lab mates, assistance in navigating institutional barriers to success, and connection with institutional and community services. Allies stand in solidarity with trainees, so they don’t have to face challenges alone. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars can access Allies in any department via the list on the Allies website.
Serena Newhall (serenn2 [ a t ] uw.edu) has kindly offered support for students during challenging times. She is not a professional counselor, but has training in peer counselling and has worked with victims of domestic violence. She would be happy to help connect you to resources and provide emotional support.
for students based at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center:
Stress Relief and Mental Wellness
(requires Hutch ID log in) This page contains a compilation of mental health and wellness resources offered to graduate students by Fred Hutch, the University of Washington, and the local community. Also included is a list of local mental health professionals specifically recommended by current Fred Hutch trainees, and stress management and self-help guides.