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Helpful Resources

  • 24-HR Suicide Lifeline 1.800.273.8255
    24-HR Crisis Text Line Text ‘HEAL’ to 741.741
    24-HR Crisis Connections 1.866.427.4747
    Safe Place – Find Shelter Text ‘Safe’ to 4HELP
    Teen Line Text ‘TEEN’ to 839.863
    Teen Link Call in 6-10PM 1.866.833.6546
    Trevor Project – LGBTQ Text START to 678.678
    Trans Lifeline 1.877.565.8860
    Call 211 – Additional help with resources or visit online at


  • The Resource and Referral Place based at Mercer Island High School is a satellite program of Mercer Island Youth and Family Services. "The R&R" as it's known by students offers a safe and confidential place to seek support and guidance around the many issues and concerns facing adolescents today. The R&R Place was established in 1979 through a unique partnership between the City of Mercer Island and the Mercer Island School District to provide students convenient access to counseling services. Ariel Schachter is a Mental Health Counselor and is available at the high school and Crest Learning Center to provide psychoeducation around mental health/wellness, crisis prevention and intervention, individual psychotherapy to students and referral to other support services. She also offers confidential consultation with parents and school staff. You can contact Ariel during school hours at:

    Ariel Schachter, MSW, LICSW
    Mental Health Counselor
    Phone 206.236.3290