Faith Based Communities

Help is available! Find easy access to mental health and suicide prevention resources by using the links provided here. If you or someone you care about is in crisis and needs immediate help, call the Access and Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240. The phone lines are answered by trained professionals available 24/7; the call is free and confidential. If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

  • Jewish Family Service of San Diego:
    Phone: (877) 637-3210
    Jewish Family Service of San Diego provides comprehensive human care services to people of all ages and faiths. It offers more than 50 programs and services, and is considered “One Source for a Lifetime of Help.” Services are available for individuals, youth, couples, families and groups through short-term problem focused therapy, long-term therapy and mood disorder counseling. Its case management programs are dedicated to providing services critical to the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of their clients. Professional case managers work to empower each client to reach a higher level of functioning.

  • Mental Health Grace Alliance:
    Mental Health Grace Alliance West Coast is a Christian non-profit mental health recovery support organization serving the community and church through the implementation of support groups, educational trainings and mental health recovery resources within your local community. For information on support groups in your area or to participate in one of its mental health trainings, contact the organization at westcoast@mhgracealliance.org.

  • Mental Health Ministries:
    This website is dedicated to providing educational resources to help erase the stigma of mental illness in faith communities and to help congregations become caring congregations for people living with a mental illness, as well as their families. The site includes printer-friendly media and print resources that can be adapted to the unique needs of each congregation.

  • NAMI FaithNet:
    This site provides context and resources for NAMI’s outreach to faith communities, including a training curriculum, newsletter and materials for worship services related to overcoming the stigma of mental illness.

  • Sabbaths of Hope: Faith communities responding to depression (Mental Health America of the Heartland):
    This kit helps faith communities respond to depression by enabling clergy, seminarians and other faith leaders to recognize signs and symptoms; offer more effective support to congregants and clergy suffering from depression; provide referral and linkage to treatment options; address stigma, discrimination, and other barriers to treatment; and promote holistic approaches to depression treatment.