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.
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 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 those who do not have health insurance. It also 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. Calls are FREE and answered by trained professionals. Service is available in multiple languages.
2-1-1 San Diego:
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.
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.
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.
New Moms New Babies:
Is an online radio program and forum with useful information and guest speakers on a wide range of topics for new parents.
Provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Topics include birth defects prevention, immunization, nutrition, seasonal flu, mental health, oral health and safe sleep. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.