Mental Health Resources & Services in San Diego – Local

Help is available! Find easy access to mental health and suicide prevention resources & services in San Diego by using the links provided here. If you or someone you care about is experiencing a suicidal or mental health crisis, please call the Access and Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240. Trained and experienced counselors are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to provide support, referrals, and crisis intervention. You can also call the Access and Crisis Line if you are concerned about someone, just need to talk, have questions about how to offer support, or if you are looking for information about community resources, mental health referrals, and alcohol and drug support services. If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

  • San Diego Access and Crisis Line
    Phone: (888) 724-7240
    Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
    The San Diego Access and Crisis Line provides information and referral to County Drug and Alcohol treatment and recovery services for adults, adolescents, and pregnant and parenting women who are receiving Medi-Cal or who do not have health insurance. It also serves as a suicide prevention/intervention hotline. It provides mental health crisis intervention, information and referral to mental health services in San Diego County, including referrals to mental health care professionals who accept Medi-Cal and serve people who lack health insurance. Calls are FREE and answered by trained professionals. Service is available in multiple languages.

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  • 2-1-1 San Diego
    Phone: 2-1-1
    This hotline connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free phone service and searchable online database. 2-1-1 serves the entire population of San Diego County as the only free, confidential, dialing code service in San Diego.

  • NAMI San Diego
    Phone: (800) 523-5933 or (619) 543-1434
    Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F. The National Alliance on Mental Illness in San Diego (NAMI San Diego) is the community’s voice on mental illness. At the heart of NAMI San Diego’s mission is the sharing of information and striving to end the stigma associated with mental illness. NAMI San Diego 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 San Diego Helpline: 
      Phone: (800) 523-5933 or (619) 543-1434
      Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F. County-wide, confidential, family and peer-staffed support phone line for individuals with mental illness and their loved ones. Provides non-crisis phone support and referrals and increases knowledge of mental illness, resources and related issues.

  • NAMI North Coastal
    Phone: (760) 722-3754
    This organization supports communities in the north coastal region of San Diego County, from Del Mar to Oceanside and east to Vista and Rancho Santa Fe. Provides information, advocacy and support for people affected by serious mental illnesses. Offers educational meetings and support groups. NAMI CARE are peer-based support groups that occur each week; other support groups are open to all. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. at St. Michael’s By the Sea Church at 2775 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA.

    • NAMI North Coastal Helpline:
      Phone: (760) 722-3754
      Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. M-F. Messages left on voicemail will be returned by trained volunteers that provide information, referrals and support to all who have questions about or are affected by serious mental illness.

  • Domestic Violence Hotline & Resources
    Phone: (888) DV-LINKS/ (888) 385-4657
    This 24/7 countywide bilingual domestic violence hotline provides confidential support, safety planning and referrals. Call 2-1-1 for referrals to local domestic violence shelters.

  • San Diego Network of Care for Behavioral Health
    This website is a resource for individuals, families and agencies looking for mental health resources and information in San Diego County.

  • San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA)-Behavioral Health Services:
    HHSA provides a broad range of health and social services promoting wellness, self-sufficiency and a better quality of life for all individuals and families in San Diego County. The Behavioral Health Division provides a continuum of services aimed at providing an array of mental health, alcohol and other drug services for children, youth, families, adults, older adults and improving the quality of life within our communities. The website provides an overview of services available to community members.

  • RI International – San Diego Chapter: 
    Phone: (858) 274-4650
    RI International provides recovery-based services to adults with mental health and/or addiction challenges and offers free wellness and recovery classes to adults experiencing mental health challenges.

  • Mental Health America (MHA) San Diego
    Phone: (619) 543-0412
    Mental Health America of San Diego County is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illnesses through advocacy, education, research and service. The website offers information about local resources, events and trainings, as well as information and treatment options about various mental health disorders organized by audience and issue. A “Self Help Directory” of more than 600 self-help groups, also known as “the little yellow book,” can be ordered through the website.

  • International Bipolar Foundation
    Phone: (858) 598-5967
    Founded in 2007 by four parents with children affected by bipolar disorder, International Bipolar Foundation is a local non-profit organization, whose mission is to eliminate bipolar disorder through the advancement of research, to promote and enhance care and support services and to erase the associated stigma through public education.

  • The San Diego Regional Center
    Phone: (858) 576-2996
    The San Diego Regional Center provides a variety of services to persons with developmental disabilities, their families, and the community, including assessments, individual and family service plans, and case management services.

  • The San Diego Postpartum Health Alliance
    Phone: (619) 254-0023
    The San Diego Postpartum Health Alliance offers moms in crisis and their concerned friends or relatives support, information and referrals. The website also features a blog and information about upcoming events.

  • San Diego Psychiatric Society
    Phone: (858) 279-4586
    The San Diego Psychiatric Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the highest quality of care for people with mental health disorders. This website offers a database of physicians that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional and substance abuse disorders.

  • San Diego Psychological Association
    This website provides a comprehensive listing of mental health providers and resources for San Diego. Additionally, a service called Psychology 2000 offers free, short-term psychological services to people who can’t afford them and meet certain criteria.

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) San Diego
    DBSA is a peer-facilitated group of people who support one another on the road to wellness, including those diagnosed with mood disorders, their families, friends and anyone else who seeks to learn more about depressive and bipolar mood (affective) disorders.

  • Mental Health Systems:
    Phone: (858) 573-2600
    Mental Health Systems is a nonprofit agency founded in 1978 to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities facing substance abuse and behavioral health challenges.

  • Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) in San Diego:
    The Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) is a nationally-recognized non-profit organization, offering multicultural, multilingual, comprehensive physical and mental health services to Asian, Pacific Islander and other ethnic communities.

    • Mid-City Location: (619) 229-2999

    • Serra Mesa Location: (858) 268-4933

    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health: (619) 232-6454

  • Operation Samahan
    Phone: (619) 474-5567
    This is a community health center that provides health and mental health services to low-income Filipinos/Asians and other low-income families and individuals in the County of San Diego, with locations in National City and Mira Mesa.

  • Kalusugan Community Services: 
    Phone: (619) 477-3392
    This community-based health center provides health and mental health services, and social programs for the Filipino American community and others.

  • San Diego Family Care
    This organization is dedicated to providing culturally competent, affordable, fiscally responsible, accessible and high quality medical care, mental health care and multi-cultural health promotion, with a primary focus on central San Diego.

    • Linda Vista Health Care Center (858) 279-0925

    • Mid-City Community Clinic (619) 563-0250 (Adults)

    • Mid-City Community Clinic (619) 280-2058 (Children)

  • La Maestra Community Health Centers
    Phone: (619) 280-4213
    This organization provides quality health care to the ethnically diverse communities in San Diego.

  • The North County LGBTQ Resource Center 
    Phone: (760) 994-1690
    The North County LGBTQ Resource Center is a nonprofit organization that serves the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and questioning (LGBTQ) community of North County San Diego. Its mission is to foster and empower the North County LGBTQ community by providing a safe space, advancing awareness and visibility, and sustaining equality and inclusiveness. The Center is open to all and there are no fees associated with its services. For mental health a referral/inquire needs to be sent via email at