Supporting Adolescents and Families Experiencing Suicidality (SAFES) is a brief suicide-specific intervention model for youth ages 12-18 experiencing suicidality and their families.
SAFES is a Pediatric Mental Health Care Access project in partnership with Department of Health, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Frontier Behavioral Health. The program represents a shared commitment to improve mental health access and care for vulnerable adolescents in an underserved region of the state.
Eligible youth must live in one of the following counties in Washington: Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, or Stevens counties, and be referred by their primary care provider/pediatrician through Washington’s Partnership Access Line. There are no insurance or income restrictions for this program at this time. Families can speak with their youth’s primary medical provider if they feel this program may be helpful.