Mental Health & Crisis Resources

SAN DIEGO ORGANIZATIONS

Community Health Improvement Partners-Suicide Prevention Council (SPC)

The San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council (SPC) is a collaborative community-wide effort focused on realizing a vision of zero suicides in San Diego County. Their mission is to prevent suicide and its devastating consequences in San Diego County.

Learn more: https://www.sdchip.org/initiatives/suicide-prevention-council/

Up2SD

The 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. The organization does not provide any direct services but is a hub of information to other local and national resources. It provides links to crisis line and online live help.

Call the Access and Crisis Line at 888-724-7240

Learn more: https://up2sd.org/learn/suicide-prevention/

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) – San Diego Chapter

AFSP focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.

Learn more: https://afsp.org/chapter/afsp-san-diego/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – San Diego Chapter

NAMI offers a helpline, support groups, educational meetings, newsletters, a lending library and a number of classes on mental illness held at various locations throughout San Diego County. Nami offers multiple in-person services, including workshops, forums and trainings.

Learn more: https://namisandiego.org/

Mental Health America of San Diego County (MHASD)

MHASD brings together clients, families, professionals, providers, community leaders, and the public to collaborate, cooperate, and ensure available affordable care to all citizens.

Learn more: http://mhasd.org


NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention

Learn more: https://afsp.org/

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

AAS is an inclusive community that envisions a world where people know how to prevent suicide and find hope and healing. Their mission is to promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it.

Learn more: https://www.suicidology.org/

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Call: 1-800-273-8255

Learn more: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

SAVE is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and operating under the nonprofit laws of the State of Minnesota. SAVE works at the international, national, state and local levels to prevent suicide using a public health model in suicide prevention; concentrating its efforts on education and awareness.

Learn more: https://save.org/who-we-are/

JED Foundation (JED)

The Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults.

Learn more: https://www.jedfoundation.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Learn more: https://nami.org/Home

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call: 800-273-8255

Mental Health America (MHA)

Mental Health America (MHA) –founded in 1909 –is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.

Learn more: https://www.mhanational.org/

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Learn more: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is dedicated to preventing suicide and attempts by making suicide prevention accessible to everyone and removing barriers to help by:

  • Empowering individuals and communities through leadership, awareness, education
  • By collaborating and partnering with support networks to reduce stigma and help save lives.

Learn more: https://yellowribbon.org/

San Diego Health Centers

Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD)

As one of the nation’s ten largest Federally Qualified Health Center, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) offers a variety of services and programs to provide affordable, and high quality health care to everyone. Providing care to over 215,000 patients annually, FHCSD has a special commitment to uninsured and low-income persons, whom make up 29% and 91% of their annual patients.

Learn more: https://www.fhcsd.org/

San Ysidro Health

San Ysidro Health provides medical, dental, and behavioral health services for the entire family. For over 50 years, they have been committed to providing high quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable health care services to the communities they serve.

Learn more: http://www.syhc.org/

TrueCare

TrueCare specializes in providing quality healthcare and wellness services to communities, regardless of income or insurance status. TrueCare offers many health and wellness services including primary care, pediatric, women’s health, dental, and behavioral health, so people can get the care they need.

Learn more: https://truecare.org/

San Diego Non Profits

American Heart Association (AHA)

American Heart Association (AHA) has been fighting heart disease and stroke for nearly 100 years, striving to save and improve lives. Investing more than $4.6 billion in research, the AHA is the largest not-for-profit funding source for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease (next to the federal government).

Learn more: https://www.heart.org/en

San Diego Food Bank

The San Diego Food Bank provides nutritious foods to individuals and families who are in need, in communities throughout San Diego County. By partnering with nearly 500 nonprofit partners, the San Diego Food Bank serves, on average, 350,000 people per month and distributes 28 million pounds of food annually.

Learn more: https://sandiegofoodbank.org/

Chicano Federation

Chicano Federation has provided access to child care, early childhood education, and affordable housing to communities for over 50 years. Serving more than 10,000 people annually, the Chicano Federation provides opportunities for all San Diegans in need to build a better future for their communities.

Learn more: https://www.chicanofederation.org/

San Diego Foundation

San Diego Foundation strives to make the San Diego region a better place by helping passionate and socially minded citizens find ways to create positive impacts in San Diego communities. The San Diego Foundation aims for an inclusive community where everyone has equitable access to opportunity.

Learn more: https://www.sdfoundation.org/ 

MAAC Project

MAAC Project focuses on helping individuals and families create the lives they want and deserve by maximizing self-sufficiency through high quality programs and advocacy. MAAC provides life-changing services to over 35,000 individuals through their Pathways of Service, which include Advocacy & Leadership Development, Economic Development, Education, Health and Well-being, and Housing.

Learn more: https://maacproject.org/