Supporting Adolescents and Families Experiencing Suicidality (SAFES)

What is the SAFES Program:

Supporting Adolescents and Families Experiencing Suicidality (SAFES) is a program that provides rapid access to suicide-specific psychotherapy in a brief 4-session model. The program is based on the Crisis Care Clinic model developed at Seattle Children’s. The Partnership Access Line (PAL) collaborates with Frontier Behavioral Health (FBH) to provide a combination of in-person and telehealth crisis support services for both the patient and their caregiver.

Patient Eligibility Criteria

  • Must live in an eligible county in Washington: Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens
  • Age 12-18
  • Primary care provider determines patient has active concerns of suicidality, but is not severe enough to need an ED visit today
  • Patient should not be engaged in other mental health services unless current therapist or provider feels additional supports are needed
  • Primary care provider must call PAL to refer a patient

Currently no insurance restrictions


How to Refer a Patient:

A patients' Primary Care Provider can call to speak with a child psychiatrist at the 

Partnership Access Line (PAL) at 866-599-7257

For more information please email: