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Health, Medical & Safety

Our Commitment to You

In the Kennewick School District, we're committed to creating a healthy and safe learning and working environment for our students, staff members and families.

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Suicide Prevention

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources. Call or text 988, or chat online at, to access trained crisis counselors 24/7

Crisis Intervention

Crisis Connections: The 24-Hour Crisis Line provides immediate help to individuals, families, and friends of people in emotional crisis. They can help link you to the appropriate services.
24-Hour Crisis Line: (866) 427-4747

Teen Link is a confidential and anonymous help line for teens. Trained teen volunteers are available to talk with you about any issue of concern.
Teen Link: (866) 833-6546

Depression, Anxiety or Counseling

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.
(888) 999-6264

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) WA:
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 330 Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 783-4288

24/7 Crisis Line text NAMI to 741741

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA): Contact the Helpline for support, resources, and treatment options for yourself or a loved one.
(800) 931-2237 Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm, Fri 8am-2pm
For a crisis, text “NEDA” to 741741

ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders)
Our free, eating disorders Helpline is available for treatment referrals, support and encouragement, and general questions about eating disorders.
Call the Helpline: (888) 375-7767

Substance Abuse

WA Recovery Help Line: Anonymous, confidential 24-hour help line for Washington State residents. This help line is for those experiencing substance use disorder, problem gambling, and/or a mental health challenge.
(866) 789-1511

SAMHSA’s National Helpline: SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
(800) 662-4357.

Mental Health Referral System

Washington 2-1-1 provides the most current and comprehensive database of community resources in the State of Washington.
In need of help? Dial 211 or (877) 211-9274
Text 898211

Washington’s Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens: Connects families with local mental health providers. Referrals are made for children and teens aged 17 and younger, and any Washington family can use this free service.
(833) 303-5437

Firearm Safety

Benton-Franklin Health District provides preventative information and tips for the safe storage of firearms to protect children from gun violence. 

Learn more: Benton-Franklin Firearm Safety