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San Diego Rape and Mental Health Crisis Lines

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger please call 911
If you are not in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide, but need someone to talk with about your suicidal feelings, please call one of the following national suicide prevention lines:

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Mental Health Services - County  of San Diego

If you need information about how to handle a mental health crisis,  you can talk to a trained counselor who can help with your specific  situation. Call the Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240. The  toll-free number is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. ( TDD for  the hearing impaired: 619-641-6992).

San Diego Psychiatric Hospital, 3853 Rosecrans Street San Diego, CA 92110

Phone:+1 619-692-8200

211 San Diego      

Provides emergency assessment and referral for individuals with mental  illness who come to the attention of law enforcement through phone calls  from community members or in-field law enforcement request for  emergency assistance. 

PERT pairs licensed mental health clinicians with  uniformed law enforcement officers/deputies. Clinicians work out of  individual law enforcement divisions and respond in the field with their  law enforcement partners. The PERT team evaluates the situation,  assesses the individual's mental health condition and needs, and, if  appropriate, transports individual to a hospital or other treatment  center, or referees him/her to a community-based resource or treatment  facility.

Phone: 211

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

At the heart of NAMI San Diego’s mission is the sharing of information  and striving to end the stigma associated with mental illness. To this  end, we offer 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.


 Suicide Prevention Trainings

Community Health Improvement Partners offer free suicide prevention  trainings.  QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, is an  emergency intervention to help a person who is considering suicide.  Anyone who is in a position to recognize the signs that someone may be  considering suicide is encouraged to sign up for a QPR training.

In a  one-hour workshop, individuals learn to recognize warning signs, what  questions to ask and how to offer hope and help. The workshop is  designed for parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors,  nurses, office supervisors, caseworkers, firefighters and many others.  QPR trainings are offered at no cost in San Diego.

Phone: (858) 609-7971

 Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL)

 SOSL provides self-help support groups for those who have lost a  relative or friend through suicide. Support materials and a quarterly  newsletter are available either electronically or in hard copy. A  speaker’s bureau provides information on suicide issues and prevention  of suicide.

Phone: (619) 482-0297

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program of San Diego

Yellow Ribbon is a community and school-based suicide prevention and  outreach program. The website includes tips on how to recognize warning  signs, how to reach out and a special section for parents to help them  recognize signs of depression in children and teens.

Phone: (760) 635-5904 

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

The AFSP San Diego Chapter is dedicated to understanding and preventing  suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to  people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. The Chapter  offers educational programs for highs schools, colleges, professionals  and community groups. The Chapter’s Survivor Outreach Program provides  survivors and their families support and reassurance that surviving a  suicide loss is possible.

Phone: 855-869-AFSP (2377)

Rape Crisis Lines and Domestic/Sexual Abuse Helplines

San Diego Domestic Violence Hotlines

There are currently 8 domestic violence and abuse shelters and programs in San Diego, CA  with 3 offering a hotline and 6 offering emergency shelter. Outside of this city and still nearby, you can also find help at these 11 domestic violence and abuse  shelters and programs in places like Chula Vista, Encinitas, and Oceanside.

Center for Community Solutions | County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline

CCS operates the only 24-Hour toll free County-wide crisis line for crisis intervention and information referrals related to domestic violence and sexual assault in San Diego. Our hotline provides person-to-person crisis counseling by trained staff and volunteers. All hotline services are free and confidential, in both English and Spanish 

Phone: (888) 385-4657

Center for Community Solutions | Rape Crisis Center

Operates a rape crisis center with a 24-hour hotline. Provides crisis counseling to victims of assault, rape, and domestic violence, hospital accompaniment services for rape victims and prevention and education to the community.... 


Phone: (858) 272-5777 

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) | Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline

Offers an anonymous crisis support helpline and online chat for members of the DoD (Military, Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard) community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one advice, support, and information to the worldwide DoD community through a confidential phone line, secure instant-message.

Phone: (877) 995-5247 

Sure Helpline Crisis Center | Rape Crisis Center, Imperial County

Provides confidential, 24 hours, 7 days a week crisis intervention, advocacy and emotional support to victims of sexual assault through accompaniment, short-term counseling and information and referral. 

Phone: (760) 352-7273

Women's Resource Center | Crisis Intervention and Hotline

Offers a 24-hour crisis hotline to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and provides crisis intervention services in person or via telephone. Each individual’s immediate needs will be assessed and every attempt is made to meet those needs. Community resources and alternative options will be discussed in a non-judgemental manner. 

Phone: (760) 757-3500

The North County LGBTQ Resource

This organization provides quality health care to the ethnically diverse communities in San Diego.

Phone: (760) 994-1690

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