Below, you’ll find a number of mental and emotional health resources. The San Diego Access and Crisis Line (888-724-7240) can provide support in crisis intervention, mental health referrals, alcohol and drug support services, and community resources.
Mental and Emotional Health - Resources for Families
**These resources are not meant to be exhaustive, nor is their inclusion an endorsement of a particular viewpoint. You know your child(ren) best, so use discretion when selecting which materials to share and with which child.
Talking to Children about COVID-19: A Parent Resource
Building Developmental Relationship During the COVID-19 Crisis
Real-time Resilience Strategies for Coping with Coronavirus
Pediatricians on Balancing Screen Time, Sleep and Family During Coronavirus
Resources for Staying Mentally and Emotionally Healthy
Resources for Staying Mentally and Physically Healthy While at Home
COVID-19 Resources and Crisis Phone Numbers
For basic need resources, please call 2-1-1. The operators can provide services in a variety of different languages and are trained to help people find resources and make referrals within their community.
211 can also help individuals and families sign up to receive CalFresh benefits and other social support services. While our county offices are closed to in-person visitors, all of our eligibility services are operating remotely.
Nutrition and Mental Health Resources updated 4-09-20
- If it is an immediate emergency, call 9-1-1
- San Diego Access and Crisis Line: Provides support in crisis intervention, mental health referrals, alcohol and drug support services and community resources. Calls are confidential, free of charge, available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, and offered in more than 150 languages. Please call 888-724-7240.
- North County Crisis Response and Intervention 760-233-0133 (Escondido), 760-305-8232 (Vista)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
- Aurora Behavioral Health (858) 487-3200
- Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital (858) 278-4110