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Resources and Community Partners

Psychiatry Clinical Research

The Department of Psychiatry participates in select clinical research trials to advance the efficacy of medications that may lead to improvement of symptoms or even complete remission. Patients enrolled as subjects receive state-of-the-art clinical services during hospitalization with follow up care at no cost. To inquire about current studies and eligibility please call (509) 474-4345.

Community Partners

Frontier Behavioral Health
(509) 838-4428
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CHAS Clinics
(509) 444-8200
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National Alliance on Mental Illness
(509) 838-5515
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Emergency Assistance

First Call for Help
(509) 838-4428 or toll-free: (877) 678-4428
TDD: (509) 624-0004

Trained and professionally-supervised volunteers and Spokane Mental Health’s professional staff provide 24-hour telephone crisis intervention, information, assistance, referral, supportive listening and refer individuals to services and to other community resources. First Call For Help also serves as the first level of response for all calls occurring after the regular hours of operation of many community providers.

First Call For Help provides:

  • Immediate assistance to people in emotional crisis
  • Up-to-date community resource information
  • Supportive listening
  • 24-hour access to crisis response and other mental health services
  • Confidential services in a caring manner

First Call For Help responds to a variety of calls concerning:

  • Relationship problems
  • Domestic violence
  • Loneliness
  • Substance abuse
  • Resources for elder relatives
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Information on emergency shelter, food or transportation
  • Deaf and hard of hearing resources
  • Grief
  • Pregnancy