Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Transition coming for mental health mobile crisis coverage

After midnight on the 13th of November the mobile crisis mental health services for Wahkiakum will be provided by Columbia Wellness.

Columbia Wellness crisis services are already offered in Cowlitz and Grays Harbor Counties and Columbia Wellness has already been a valued part of Wahkiakum’s coverage team this year. Columbia Wellness will be the provider of the 24-7 Mobile Crisis hotline services for the community. They know Wahkiakum and will be able to be effective immediately.

Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams are available to help those in the community experiencing a mental health and/or substance use issue. They provide assistance in community settings such as homes and schools. They are professionals trained to evaluate a person for safety, to de-escalate a crisis, and to provide information and education. They also refer people to community behavioral health services for additional support within available resources.

In order to reach Columbia Wellness mobile crisis people are encouraged to call 800-803-8833.

Other numbers that may be useful include:

--National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255. Or text “HEAL” to the Crisis Text Line at 7141741.

--Under 21? Call Teen Link at 866-TEENLINK (866-833-6546).

--Washington Recover Helpline for substance abuse, gambling and mental health 866-789-1511.

--Copline is a 24/7 help hotline for law enforcement 800-972-0026.

--Washington Poison Center 800-222-1222.

--Trevor Hotline for LGBTQ youth in crisis 888-488-7386.

--Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860.

--Veterans Resources 800-273-8255 or text 838255.


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