Mental Health Services


Agency or Topic

Tools and Information

Return to Work Accommodations

Job Accommodation Network
A to Z of Disabilities and Accommodations

Activity Coaching

An L&I treatment program to help workers increase activity and reduce psycho-social barriers to recovery.
A standardized intervention delivered by professional therapists trained by the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP™).

Federal mental health agencies

NIMH National Institute of Mental Health
SAMHSA The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Treatment-Resistant Depression If conditions are met, L&I covers two non-pharmacologic neuromodulatory treatments
Suicide Prevention Training for Health Professionals

Department of Health’s 2015 model list of training programs
– Suicide assessment, treatment, and management training

Suicide Prevention Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK • 800-273-8255
(Español) 888-628-9454
(TTY) 800-799-4889

Treatment Advocacy Center
800-SUICIDE  (800-784-2433)

Washington Recovery Help Line

24-Hour help for substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental health (Department of Social and Health Services)


The following are some of the laws and rules that govern treatment and evaluation of mental health conditions.

Related Rules

  • WAC 296-20-055 Limitation of treatment and temporary treatment of unrelated conditions when retarding recovery.
  • WAC 296-20-071 Concurrent treatment

How L&I implemented DSM-5 changes

L&I has amended existing rules to implement the DSM-5 within Washington’s workers’ compensation system.

The rule changes also clarify how certain conditions may or may not be related to occupational exposure. See WAC 296-14-300 for conditions related to stress and trauma, and conditions within the Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders chapter of the DSM-5.


Jami Lifka, Medical Program Specialist, 360-902-4941,



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