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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.

    • CSU San Marcos Counseling Services:
      Phone: (760) 750-4915
      Short-term individual, couple, family, and group counseling is available at no charge to enrolled Cal State San Marcos students. Students may be seen for up to 8 sessions per academic year, including the Counseling Assessment session. Sessions are usually held weekly and are 50 minutes in length. Groups may be longer-term, and are usually 90 minutes in length. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 4:45pm, closed 12-1pm for lunch and closed Mondays 1-2pm for staff meetings. Located at 120 Craven Road Suite 100, San Marcos, CA 92078.
    • Cuyamaca College Health & Wellness Center:
      Phone: (619) 660-4200
      The Health and Wellness Center at Cuyamaca College offers confidential crisis intervention, short-term behavioral guidance and counseling referrals to all of its currently enrolled students. Office hours are Monday – Thursday 8am- 6pm and Friday 8 am- 3pm. Located in room I134.
    • MiraCosta College Health Services :
      Phone: (760) 795-6675
      MiraCosta College Health Services offers personal counseling at the Oceanside and San Elijo campuses. Counseling services are provided by Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) interns under the supervision of a licensed professional. Individual, couple and family counseling as well as crisis counseling and referral information is available at no cost. Sessions are usually 50 minutes, one time per week, for six weeks. To obtain these services you must be currently enrolled and have paid the health services fee.

      Oceanside Campus
      Building 3300
      Office 3326

      San Elijo Campus
      Student Center Room 922
    • Point Loma Nazarene University Wellness Center:
      Phone: (619) 849-2574
      Brief counseling is available in the Wellness Center for currently enrolled, undergraduate students at PLNU. The Wellness Center is open Monday - Friday during the academic school year to offer morning, afternoon and evening appointments.
    • San Diego City College Mental Health Counseling:
      San Diego City College offers free confidential short-term individual, group, and couples mental health counseling to all registered and current students. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am - 4pm., Tuesday 10am - 6pm (after 4pm by appointment only) and Friday 8am - 12pm. Located in building A, room 221.
    • SDSU Counseling & Psychological Services:
      Phone: (619) 594-5220
      Registered and fee paying undergraduate and graduate students at San Diego State University can take advantage of free and confidential short-term individual, couples and group counseling, as well as crisis intervention through SDSU’s Counseling & Psychological Services. It also provides consultation and referral services to students, staff, faculty and parents. C&PS is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm in the Capuli Center off 5700 Hardy Ave., Suite 4401, San Diego, California 92182-4730.
  • UC San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS):
    Phone: (858) 534-3755
    Registered and fee paying undergraduate and graduate students at the University of California, San Diego can take advantage of free and confidential individual, group, couples and family psychotherapy through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Office hours are 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Central Office is located at Galbraith Hall 190.

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.