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Our goal with Hockey Talks is to eliminate the stigma around mental health and create an environment where people talk about it just like any hockey injury or illness. We want to encourage people to feel comfortable to ask for help by shining a light on this important subject that impacts so many people. 
Use #HockeyTalks to help us end the stigma around mental health.


If you are in crisis or need of immediate assistance please call 9-1-1.

Phone: 800-273-TALK (8255) - TTY: 711

- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Adminstration

- Phone: 800-662-HELP (4357) - TTY: 711

- Help is available in English & Spanish

- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

- Call if you've experienced a national or human-caused disaster.

- Phone: 800-985-5990 - TTY: 7111

- Text TalkWithUs to 66746

- Help is avaiable in English and Spanish



- When a friend or family member has a major addiction issue, it's not uncommon for loved ones to stage an intervention to convince the individual to get help. Before doing this, it's important to have a plan in mind, which includes lining up a treatment center or program.

Student Guide to Mental Health from our friends at NAMI.

NAMI Seattle Support Groups


  • Medical doctors (MD or DO) with specialized training in mental health and substance use disorders
  • Diagnose and provide various treatments such as prescribing medications and talk therapy
  • Management of the mental and physical aspects of mental health and substance abuse conditions
  • Licensed nurses with a master's, postgraduate or doctoral (nursing) degree
  • Diagnose and provide various types of talk therapy for mental health and substance abuse conditions
  • May prescribe medications depending on state regulations
  • Licensed and have doctoral degrees in psychology (PhD, PsyD, or EdD)
  • Diagnose and provide various types of talk therapy
  • Administers tests and evaluates a variety of mental abilities and characteristic qualities such as intelligence, thinking, and personality
  • Licensed and have a master's or advanced degree
  • Diagnose and provide various types of talk therapy to treat mental health conditions
  • Depending on areas of interest/specialty provide individual, group, couples, marriage and family therapy
  • Licensed and have an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or master's degree depending on state regulations
  • Provide counseling to treat various addictions such as alcohol, opioids, and illicit drugs
  • Usually provide individual and group counseling for substance use treatment


NAMI Seattle operates a mental health referral and information Helpline to connect callers to the support and resources that they need. Leave a voicemail at (206) 783-9264 or text (425) 298-5315. We return all voicemails we receive. You can also reach us by email at

All support groups hosted by NAMI Seattle are free, drop-in, and peer-led. Observers (including students) are not permitted to attend NAMI support groups. For a list of online NAMI support groups across Washington state, visit NAMI Washington's support group page.

Finding the best psychiatrist, mental health therapist or substance use therapist can be challenging. Premera is here to help.

All information has been provided to the Seattle Kraken by Premera Insurance & NAMI Seattle