interconnections resources


Knowledge is power.

I have compiled some resources on this page that I hope will provide you with important mental health information and basic tools for coping.

Emergency Resources

If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, call 911.

If you are in a crisis, call the 24-hour confidential Seattle Crisis Line:
206.461.3222 (Toll Free: 1.866.4CRISIS or 1.866.427.4747)

If you have been abused by an intimate partner, call the Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.562.6025

If you have been sexually assaulted, call the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center: 1.888.998.6423

If you are looking for treatment referral information related to alcohol and/or drugs, call the Help Line at the Alcohol & Drug Institute at University of Washington: 1.800.562.1240

If you need help for yourself or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis call King County Mental Health Services: 206.461.3222


Audio Wellness Resources

These audio downloads were created to provide you with some basic techniques for relaxation and designed to be tools that can help you manage stress and to promote your mind-body connection. With practice, these exercises can be opportunities to gain some control over your response to stress and can help provide balance to the demands of life. We encourage you to practice what is useful to you and to feel free to edit and alter these practices in your own mind. These resources are not intended to be a substitute for therapy or professional assistance. Some of this material may be contraindicated for people addressing trauma issues.

To download these rather than play them within a browser, right click on the link and choose "Save as" or "Download linked file as" and then choose your destination folder.

Scripts are adapted, and performed by Christy Hofsess and Karin Lawson; Music and soundtrack editing by Matthew Lawson

Seattle Community Resources for Diverse Groups

Listed below are local resources that serve individuals from underserved communities.

Alliance of People with Disabilities
TTY: 206.632.3456 or Toll free: 1.866.545.7055

African American Family Center
Tel: 206.328.5741

Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Tel: 206.328.5741 Web:

Chinese Information and Service Center
Tel: 206.624.5633

Consejo Counseling and Referral Services
Tel: 206.461.4880

Cross Cultural Health Care Program
Tel: 206.860.0329 Web:

Jewish Familiy Services
Tel: 206.461.3240

Refugee Federation Service Center
Tel: 206.725.9181

Seattle Indian Health Board
Tel: 206.324.9360 Web:

Seattle Counseling Services - Resource for LGBT Community
Tel: 206.323.1768 Web:

Gay/Lesbian Youth Information Line
Tel: 206.322.3953

Lesbian Resource Center
Tel: 206.322.3953

Senior Information and Assistance
Tel: 206.448.3110

Senior Rights Assistance
Tel: 206.448.5720

Online Mental Health Resources

The following section contains links to websites that contain a wealth of mental health information related to all mental health disorders, finding therapists, caring for loved ones with mental illness, preventive care, and more.

American Psychological Association (APA)
is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States.

American Psychological Association Help Center
is an online resource for brochures, tips and articles on the psychological issues that affect people's physical and emotional well-being, as well as information about referrals.

Psych Central
presents information on a wide range of mental health issues.

promotes mental health and wellness education and advocacy by providing a comprehensive source of online mental health information, news, and resources.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.
is American Psychiatric Association - online resource for anyone seeking mental health information. At this site, you will find information on many common mental health concerns, including warning signs of mental disorders, treatment options and preventative measures.

The National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
generates and promotes mental health research and provides some basic mental health information for the general public. Included in this site are brochures and information sheets, reports, press releases, fact sheets, and other educational materials about a broad range of mental health issues including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and social phobia.

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
is a national nonprofit organization is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders. They use their website as a way to disseminate information about anxiety disorders and to link people who need treatment with those who can provide it.

Updates and Other News

Below are a few links to presentations I've made with colleagues on a variety of health-related topics.

A brief news clip aired on KOMO4-TV on "Food and Mood" -

A free lecture offered through the Bastyr Center for Natural Health on "Sensible Strategies for Weight Management" -

A free lecture offered through the Bastyr Center for Natural Health on "Food and Mood" -


Christy D. Hofsess, Ph.D.
4425 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103