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Resources for Faith Based Communities:

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 Crisis Hotline 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.

    • Mental Health Ministries:
      This website is dedicated to providing educational resources to help erase the stigma of mental illness in faith communities and to help congregations become caring congregations for persons living with a mental illness and their families. The site includes printer friendly media and print resources that can be adapted to the unique needs of each congregation.
    • Jewish Family Service of San Diego
      Phone: (877) 537-1818
      Jewish Family Service of San Diego provides comprehensive human care services to people of all ages and faiths. They offer more than 50 programs and services, and are considered "One Source for a Lifetime of Help." Services are available for individuals, youth, couples, families, and groups through short-term problem focused therapy, long-term therapy and mood disorder counseling. Their case management programs are dedicated to providing services critical to the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of their clients. Professional case managers work to empower each client to reach a higher level of functioning.
    • NAMI FaithNet:
      This site provides context and resources for NAMI’s outreach to faith communities, including a training curriculum, newsletter and materials for worship services related to overcoming the stigma of mental illness.
    • Faith in Recovery Toolkit:
      Based on experiences in starting ten mental health ministries in Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian faith communities, this toolkit provides guidance to start a ministry in any faith community. Includes a chapter on depression and suicide.
 

If you or someone you care about needs to speak to someone or is in crisis and needs immediate help, please call the Access & Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240. Trained and experienced counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you. You don't have to suffer in silence, make the FREE call. If emergency medical care is needed,
call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

Now's the time to read up! With one in four adult San Diegans facing mental health challenges, it’s up to us to make San Diego a supportive community for those experiencing such challenges. Through education and awareness, the "It's Up to Us" bulletin offers mental health related information, resources, ways to get involved and also stay informed.