Mental Health

The Northshore School District is committed to supporting the well-being and mental health of all students and staff.


Care Solace - 24/7/365 Mental Health Care Coordination Service for Northshore Students, Staff, and their Families

If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs regardless of the circumstance. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided to students, staff, and their families by Northshore School District 417. Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.

If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365
  • Visit and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

Information on individual treatment providers was gathered by Care Solace based on criteria such as geographic proximity, whether the provider accepts the authorized user’s insurance, and whether the provider is accepting new patients. The school district does not recommend, endorse, promote, or refer to any of the individual treatment providers.

How Does Care Solace Work?

Brief Screening

A member of the Care Solace team will ask you a few quick questions so they can better understand what you're looking for.

Get Matched

Your dedicated Care Companion will work to find a provider matched to your needs and keep you updated.

Book Appt.

Your Care Companion will reach out to you to book an appointment with your provider of choice.


After your appointment, your Care Companion will follow up to ensure you’re happy with your provider.



Mental Health Awareness Month - Upcoming Events

Northshore School District will be supporting our families with Mental Health Awareness through a series of virtual events.

May 25, 2023: Explore our Northshore School District Mental Health Virtual Library

Set this time aside to delve into our updated virtual library to support your mental health journey.  Resources for all ages. This event will be asynchronous.

May 4, 2023: Trends in Substance Abuse. Lynn Riemer, President of ACT on Drugs

Riemer travels the country for ACT on Drugs providing drug education focused on students and parents in the hopes of helping youth find the strength to make healthy choices and know they are important, loved, and certainly not alone.

Click here to watch the recording

May 18, 2023: Supporting Students with Anxiety and Depression:

Chelsi House is an experienced, licensed Mental Health Professional. She specializes in child and adolescent issues, mood disorders, trauma, and PTSD.  Chelsi will be joined by a Northshore Middle School student sharing information about these topics from their perspective.

Click here to watch the recording

May 11, 2023: Suicide Prevention Training by Forefront

Birthed out of the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, Forefront Suicide Prevention is focused on reducing suicide through suicide prevention education, leading systemic change, and restoring hope. Their LEARN ™ model is achieving widespread recognition coupling life-saving skills with additional emphasis on locking and limiting access to lethal means.

Click here to watch the recording

Mental Health Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI

Learn more about mental illness. This section covers mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, PTSD, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicide, addiction and others.

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Seattle Children's - Children’s Grief Handout

One of the hardest tasks after the death of a loved one is talking about and explaining the death to your child or children. It is even harder when you are in the midst of your own grief. This handout offers some ways to help you and your child cope together.

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Seattle Children’s Hospital Mental Health Resources

One in five children experience mental health disorders in a given year, yet half of those children do not receive the care they need. Learn how to recognize the signs of a mental health problem and what to do to help your child or teen. Just as you would get them help for a broken bone or physical illness, you can and should get them help for mental health problems.

Read More about Seattle Children’s Hospital Mental Health Resources

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