Mental Health & Crisis Resources


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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Alpha Project

The Alpha Project’s mission is to empower individuals, families, and communities by providing work, recovery, and support services to people who are motivated to change their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. 

If you are in need of help from the Alpha Project, learn more on how they can help you here:

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Father Joe’s Village

For decades, Father Joe’s Village has helped prevent and end homelessness in San Diego through their CREED values (compassion, respect, empathy, empowerment, and dignity).

If you are in need of help from Father Joe’s Village, learn more on how they can help you here:

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­San Diego Rescue Mission

The SD Rescue Mission’s goal is to get people off the streets permanently by distributing donated resources to meet the needs of men, women, and children experiencing homelessness throughout San Diego.

If you are in need of help from the SD Rescue Mission, learn more on how they can help you here:

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My Girlfriend’s Closet

My Girlfriend’s Closet provides quality, gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories to economically disadvantaged teenage girls and young women.

If you interested in attending a My Girlfriend’s Closet clothing distribution event, learn more here:  

If you are interested in donating items, learn more about how you can donate here:

Sharia’s Closet

Sharia’s Closet provides free, emergency clothing to individuals and families who are experiencing financial hardship or crisis.

If you are in need of clothing or essential hygiene items, learn more on how to obtain Sharia’s Closet’s services here:

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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

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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.

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Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.

The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En español 1-888-628-9454

Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. Lifeline Chat is available 24/7 across the U.S.

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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.

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JED Foundation (JED)

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

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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.

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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