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NAMI's Family and Peer Support Helpline

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-F
(800) 523-5933

Warm Line

3:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 7 days a week
(619) 295-1055 - Local phone number
(800) 930-9276 - Toll free number
Closed on Federal Holidays

California Evidence-based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare

An online searchable database that provides independent research review of over 220 programs related to child welfare, as well as screening and assessment tools commonly used by the child welfare system.

California Family Urgent Response System (Cal-FURS)

The hub is intended to support the Family Urgent Response System (FURS) implementation and provide background information, resources, and links about the FURS program. FURS is a coordinated statewide, regional, and county-level system designed to provide collaborative and timely state-level phone-based response and county-level in-home, in-person mobile response during situations of instability, to preserve the relationship of the caregiver and the child or youth.
Telephone Number: 833-939-3877
Email Address:

Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy, San Diego County

The Consumer Center for Health Education & Advocacy (CCHEA) helps low-income residents of San Diego County navigate through the maze of today's health care system. CCHEA helps people get the health care they need.

Family and Youth Roundtable of San Diego

The Family and Youth Roundtable (FYRT) is an independent family and youth led organization. The foundation of their work is to build an interconnection between the families, youth receiving services, and the public child-family serving agencies that serve our communities.
(619) 546-5852

First Responders Behavioral Health Support Program

First Responders Behavioral Health Support Program was created to provide First Responders in San Diego County a free and confidential space to seek behavioral health services 24/7 - 365 days a year. 
(833)-983-4778 (1-833-YU-FIRST)

Housing Matters

Housing Matters help San Diego County links homeless San Diegans with mental illness to supportive housing as a first step towards stability and recovery.

It's Up to Us

It's Up to Us campaign is designed to empower San Diegans to talk openly about mental illness, recognize symptoms, utilize local resources and seek help.

Mental Health America of San Diego County

Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Association) is an organization dedicated to addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illnesses.

Mental Health Resource Guide for Teens

This guide is to help teens, parents, and other readers recognize and understand which mental illnesses are most common in teenagers and what they can do to get help.

Mente Sana-Cuerpo Sano

Recursos Confidenciales para la salud mental y los cambios de vida

Mobile Crisis Response Teams (MCRT)

Mobile Crisis Response Teams (MCRT) provide in-person support to anyone, anywhere, experiencing a mental health, drug, or alcohol-related crisis.

MCRT dispatches behavioral health experts to emergency calls instead of law enforcement, when appropriate, with teams made up of clinicians, case managers, and peer support specialists.

Get Help:

If you need help or know someone who does:

  • Call the County’s Access and Crisis Line (888) 724-7240
  • An Access and Crisis Line clinician will assess the situation for risk and safety through a series of questions and may refer to MCRT or another resource as appropriate.

For more information regarding the MCRT program:

  • Visit About MCRT for details on program establishment and the service model.
  • Click the links below for MCRT outreach materials available as printable PDF flyers (8.5" x 11") in seven languages.

English | Spanish | Arabic | Chinese | Farsi | Tagalog | Vietnamese

NAMI San Diego

NAMI supports people with mental illnesses and their families by helping them find coping mechanisms for their daily struggle with brain disorders. They also educate people who have mental illness, their families, and the general public about mental illness with the goal of dispelling ignorance and stigma.
San Diego: (858) 634-6580
Oceanside: (760) 722-3754

oscER San Diego App

oscER is a mobile app that can be used to privately seek information when someone is in mental health crisis, including legal info and resources, placement resources and answers to many commonly-asked questions.
oscER is also available in all of San Diego’s threshold languages (Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Arabic and Farsi) to help underserved populations.                                                                                                                                                                    oscER – Mental Health Support in the Palm of Your Hand (

Postpartum Mental Health Resource


The following grid highlights postpartum services identified by San Diego providers.
Postpartum Mental Health Resource Grid

RICA San Diego

Recovery Innovations of CA (California) provides recovery-based services to adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges.
(866) 481-5361

SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices 

An online searchable database containing more than 200 interventions that are reviewed and rated by independent reviewers.

San Diego Network of Care

The Network of Care is a comprehensive resource for individuals, families, and agencies concerned with behavioral health.

Survivors of Suicide Loss

Survivors of Suicide Loss, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, self-help support group system for those who have lost a relative or friend through suicide.
(619) 482-0297

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
(866) 4-U-TREVOR

Veterans Village of San Diego

VVSD has served all veterans since 1981 and is dedicated to "Leave No One Behind." VVSD is the only program of its kind in the United States and is nationally recognized as the leader in serving homeless military veterans. Each year VVSD provides services to more than 2,000 military veterans.

Our mission statement: Veterans Village of San Diego serves America’s veterans in overcoming homelessness and related challenges.

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program San Diego Chapter

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is a community-based program primarily developed to address youth/teen/young adult suicide (ages 10-25) through public awareness campaigns, education, and training.
(760) 635-5904

Updated 02/06/2024

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    Access & Crisis Line

    (888) 724-7240
    TTY: Dial 711
    7 days a week/24 hrs a day

    Provider Line

    (800) 798-2254

    Support Desk

    (800) 834-3792

    TERM Line

    (877) 824-8376