Forefront Suicide Prevention
Forefront Suicide Prevention is a Center of Excellence at the University of Washington focused on reducing suicide by empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable action, championing systemic change, and restoring hope.
Let’s Talk is a program that connects UW students with support from experienced counselors from the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center without an appointment. Counselors hold drop-in hours at various sites on campus. Let’s Talk offers informal consultation – it is not a substitute for regular therapy, counseling, or psychiatric care.Talking with a counselor can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources.
Let’s Talk drop-in visits are:
For Spring Quarter 2019, Let’s Talk runs from April 1st through June 14th.
The Counseling Center offers multiple options for students seeking help coping with stress and mental health concerns. All UW Seattle students who are in degree-seeking programs are eligible for our counseling services.
401 Schmitz Hall, Box 355830
Monday: 8:00 ᴀᴍ - 5:00 ᴘᴍ
Tuesday: 9:30 ᴀᴍ - 5:00 ᴘᴍ
Wednesday: 8:00 ᴀᴍ - 5:00 ᴘᴍ
Thursday: 8:00 ᴀᴍ - 5:00 ᴘᴍ
Friday: 8:00 ᴀᴍ - 5:00 ᴘᴍ
Hall Health provides high-quality, evidence-based mental health care to UW’s diverse student body. We offer a range of services to assess and treat mental health concerns. We encourage you to seek care with us even if you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for or if you “need” help.
We offer several types of mental health appointments at Hall Health:
Same-day crisis support – We offer crisis support during office hours to students with urgent needs. This service is available on a first-come, first-served drop-in basis and focuses on addressing immediate needs and establishing a plan. If you are in crisis, check in on the first floor of Hall Health for same-day care.
Brief support visits -During a 20-minute visit, you will discuss your concerns with a counselor and get feedback, advice, and treatment options. This appointment is the first step to getting other Hall Health mental health services. You can schedule a brief support visit up to 24 hours in advance.
Short-term therapy – Short-term therapy helps you clarify concerns, identify goals, and work towards feeling better. Each visit lasts 45-60 minutes and most clients are seen for 12 or fewer sessions. We will help to connect you to longer-term therapy if needed.
Group counseling – Some groups are a set length with a focus on developing specific skills, while others are open-ended and less structured. All groups are designed to provide a safe and welcoming space to receive support. There is no limit on group therapy.
Psychiatric care & medication management -Our psychiatric providers can provide you with an evaluation, treatment recommendations, and psychiatric medication management if appropriate
Serving current UW students is our priority. Unfortunately, this means we are unable to provide ongoing care to UW faculty and staff, or to the general public.
Faculty and Staff Resources:
UW CareLink provides someone to talk to when life’s challenges arrive. Work with a guidance consultant to help you sort through your concerns to make your life easier. You receive five free in-person counseling sessions for each issue you work to solve. UW CareLink can match you with counselors who are the right fit for your situation and who have offices near your work or home.
These sessions are confidential and are not recorded on your medical record. You don’t have to fill out insurance forms or make a copay; although if you want long-term counseling, UW CareLink helps arrange that through your health insurance.
Get started by calling UW CareLink: 866-598-3978 FREE (For TDD 800-697-0353). The program is staffed by experienced, caring clinicians who are available by phone or online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.