Listen Line Community Services

The Problem

  • Community mental health and service availability have both declined.
  • Nationwide, suicides have increased, as have suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems.
  • The existing crisis services in Clark County are overloaded such that unless someone is in crisis there is not help for them.
  • The public often does not know how to help or what services are available.

Background

Today’s mental health crisis is clear. Clark County Public Health released a Health Advisory in December 2020 stating in part:
“A convergence of factors may be leading to an increased risk of suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, and psychological distress among youth in Washington, including:

  • The extended disillusionment phase of disaster for the COVID-19 pandemic, which is typically the disaster phase with the greatest behavioral health impacts.
  • Other effects related to the pandemic, such as disruption of two academic years, economic impacts, and social isolation.

Assessment

  • In Feb 2021, we sent an anonymous survey to the community. The 590 responses shared a common message: “we need help and to know how to get help.” Data is available on request, including in-person presentation.
  • In response to the survey, and to the inability of community members to get help via other methods, we are developing a platform for people in Southwest WA to access information and care when they or someone around them is experiencing mental strain.

What we offer

  • Mental health help line
  • Mental health related classes, group discussions, guest speakers
  • Simple case management: guidance to services
  • Resource for available services

Community Members will:

  • Get help defining the problem.
  • Learn about available services and how to access them.
  • Learn how to address a loved one’s mental illness.

What makes Listen Line Community Services Credible?

  • Directed and staffed by trained professionals
  • Supported by a community Board of Directors: professionals, business owners, and experts who all care deeply about our community
  • Guidance from other mental health professionals.

Where does your contribution go?

  • Startup Costs
  • Professional Services: bookkeeping, website development
  • Software, hardware
  • Operating Expenses
  • Pay for staff and director salary
  • Classroom space rental
  • Instructor fees
  • Yearly report to show the impact of your contributions
  • 501c-3 applicant. Donations are tax deductible
  • Quite possibly prevent suicide.  Even one saved life makes a difference.

"Once you choose hope, anything is possible."

~Christopher Reeve

Please help provide funding to support the mental health of our community.

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