Mental Health Resources

1. San Diego Access and Crisis Line

For mental health information and emergency services only, call (888) 724-7240.

2. Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)

The 21 San Diego County PERT teams are comprised of specially trained officers and deputies who are paired with licensed mental health professionals. Together, they respond on-scene to situations involving people who are experiencing a mental health related crisis and have come to the attention of law enforcement. (619) 276-8112

3. Full Service Partnerships (FSP)

FSP programs provide consumers with an array of intensive services to assist them in their effort towards recovery. FSP programs typically include mental health services and supports, such as medication management, crisis intervention, case management and peer support. The programs also provide non-mental health services such as food, housing, respite care and treatment for co-occurring disorders, such as substance abuse. FSP providers currently under contracts with the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Services, include:

a. Community Research Foundation (CRF) for the IMPACT and Downtown IMPACT Programs (Adults 25-59) and Senior IMPACT program (Adults age 60 and older)

IMPACT (619) 398-0355
Downtown IMPACT (619) 398-2156
Senior IMPACT (619) 977-3716

b. Mental Health Systems, Inc.’s North Star and Center Star Programs (Adults 25-59)

North Star (760) 432-9884
Center Star (619) 521-1743

c. Providence Community Services’ Catalyst Program (Transition Age Youth 18-25)

Catalyst Program (858) 300-0460

The County contracted FSP providers are primary supportive service providers responsible for delivering culturally-sensitive, client-centered mental health and related social services that include housing eligible clients in supportive housing units. Please click here for more information on the State Department of Mental Health’s website.:

4. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI San Diego’s mission is the sharing of information and striving to end the stigma associated with mental illness. To this end, they 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. (619) 543-1434

5. San Diego Network of Care

Network of Care is a comprehensive, Internet-based community resource for people with mental illness, as well as their caregivers and service providers. (415) 458-5900

6. Mental Health America of San Diego County (MHA)

MHA brings together clients, families, professionals, providers, community leaders and the public to collaborate, cooperate and ensure available, affordable care to all citizens. (619) 543-0412

7. Recovery Innovations of California (RICA)

RICA creates opportunities and environments that empower people to recover, to succeed in accomplishing their goals, and to reconnect to themselves, others, and meaning and purpose in life. RICA values Hope, Empowerment, Wellness, Personal Responsibility, Community Focus and Connectedness. (866) 481-5361

8. MAAC Project

The MAAC Project is a multi-purpose social service agency with a successful 45 year history of serving various communities throughout San Diego County. MAAC acts as a catalyst to help individuals and families become self-sufficient. MAAC provides a spectrum of unique programs designed to assist clients by engaging them in the enhancement of their own lives through lifestyle changes. The programs strive to improve clients’ economic standing as well as their ability to access resources available to them. (619) 426-3595

9. California Institute for Mental Health (CiMH)

CiMH was established in 1993 to promote excellence in mental health services through training, technical assistance, research and policy development. Local mental health directors founded CiMH to work collaboratively with all mental health systems stakeholders. The commitment to collaboration has led the board to expand board membership to include consumers, family members, and other interested persons representing the public interest. (916) 556-3480