HELPFUL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
As a leading Psychologist in La Mesa, I know what exceptional care means - that’s why I offer my clients a wide range of useful information. Feel free to explore these complementary resources and interesting reads I have listed below, and educate yourself at your convenience wherever you are.
"Asking for help isn't weak, it's a great example of how to take care of yourself."
Mental Health and Crisis Resources
San Diego Access & Crisis Line
7 days a week/24 hrs a day
Suicide Prevention Lifeline/Yellow Ribbon Suicide Hotline
If you are concerned for yourself or a loved one, CALL
"Psychology Help Center is an online consumer resource featuring information related to psychological issues affecting your daily physical and emotional well-being. Refer to our fact sheet series to learn how psychologists can help."
"The National Alliance on Mental Illness in San Diego (NAMI San Diego) is the community’s voice on mental illness. We are a part of grass-roots, nonprofit, national NAMI organization, and also an affiliate of NAMI California. NAMI San Diego was founded in 1978 by family members of people with mental illness."
"The It’s Up to Us campaign is designed to empower San Diegans to talk openly about mental illness, recognize symptoms, utilize local resources and seek help. By raising awareness and providing access to local resources, we aim to inspire wellness, reduce stigma and prevent suicide. Recovery is possible and help is available. It’s Up to Us to make a difference in the lives of San Diegans experiencing mental health challenges by offering support and providing opportunities. This campaign is developed through the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, and supports the County’s Live Well San Diego vision to promote a community that is healthy, safe and thriving."
Mindfulness education: Courses and Professional Training Institute. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindful Eating, mPEAK, and more.
Visit Guided Meditation/Yoga Recordings for more mindfulness information.
Military and Veteran Resources
We’re here anytime, day or night – 24/7. If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified responders for confidential help. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1
Call TTY if you have hearing loss 1-800-799-4889
Get more resources at VeteransCrisisLine.net.
This assistance line is a dedicated Department of Defense (DOD) peer support call and outreach center available to all Service members across the Departments (incl. National Guard & Reserves) and their families. This program is staffed by peer coaches (Veteran Service members and spouses of prior Service members. 24/7 through chat, email, phone and text.
Call 1-844-357-PEER (7337)
Learn how TRICARE can help you live a healthier life.
Child and Adolescent Resources
Peer 2 Peer Youth Talkline
Two non-crisis peer support lines providing countywide telephone referral to community resources and support services to 1) children, youth and young adults, including transitional age youth and 2) for caregivers/family members of at-risk or stressed children and youth struggling with mental health, substance abuse or other concerns. Free, anonymous, stigma free and confidential. English or Spanish speaking.
Monday - Friday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (all after hours calls are returned the next day)
1) Youth Talkline
For children, teens and young adults with mental health, substance abuse or other concerns.
2) Family Supportline
For caregivers and family members of at-risk youth seeking support and referrals.
If you are having trouble finding resources in your area, please contact me today for access to additional support services and/or reference materials/articles.