LGBTQIA+ Studies

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Your friendly GRC librarians are Amanda Chin, Jennifer Rohan, Jody Segal, Katie Cunnion, Marji MacKenzie, Philip Whitford, Christina DelliSante, Heather Jeffries, Katie Straton, and Sue Schub.

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You can always ask a librarian for assistance, but if you want to dig in yourself, the following guides are a good place to start!

Source Citation:

Washington State Department of Health. (n.d.). 988 suicide and crisis lifeline. Washington State Department of Health. Retrieved July 20, 2022, from

Getting Additional Help

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While GRC has counseling services linked on this page (under Campus Support Services), we in the library also want to point out some places you can get some immediate help if you are in a crisis or need someone to talk to. The following is some information about that service taken directly from the Washington State Department of Heath website (cited below):

On July 16, 2022, you can call, text, or chat 988 to be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL).
It will be confidential, free, and available 24/7/365.

Services will be available in Spanish, along with interpretation services in over 250 languages. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and TTY users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

You can dial 988 if you are having:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Mental health crises
  • Substance use crises
  • Any other kind of emotional distress

You can also dial 988 if you are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

988 will not replace any crisis call centers in Washington state. It is an addition to the state’s network of crisis center providers. The current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), will remain active along with 988.