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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.

    • 2-1-1 San Diego:
      Phone: 2-1-1
      An information and referral hotline that connects to more than 2000 community agencies to assist with employment, health problems, housing, legal issues, relationship problems, alcohol and drug problems, and many other needs. Every call is answered by a highly trained resource specialist who will listen and match you to the best resource to meet your needs.

    • Courage to Call:
      Phone: 2-1-1
      This program is a Veteran-run, peer-to-peer support program in San Diego County providing free and confidential services to active and former military members, reservists, National Guardsmen, their families and loved ones. The program connects callers with referrals to resources and support to reduce stress and improve overall mental health. These services are provided off-base in a safe and private atmosphere.

    • Your Head: An Owner’s Manual:
      This publication, published by the Men’s Health Network, provides men of all ages, and those who love them, with realistic information about depression, anxiety, stress and mood disorders, along with practical actions that can make a difference in their lives.

    • Blue Print For Men’s Health:
      This publication, published by the Men’s Health Network, discusses the main physical and emotional health issues that men face today, including factors that increase health risks, how to recognize symptoms, and practical, easy-to-implement prevention strategies.

    • Men’s Health Network:
      Phone: (202) 543-6461
      Men's Health Network (MHN) is a non-profit educational organization of physicians, researchers, public health workers, other health professionals and individuals committed to improving the health and wellness of men, boys, and their families. Their website provides men with a wide range of resources and publications related to their health.

    • The Shed Online:
      This online social community is a place for men to socialize, network, make friends and share skills. It aims to recreate the atmosphere of “real life” Men Sheds which exist throughout Australia. In addition to being a place for men to interact with other men, The Shed Online provides men with information on well-being and health, including depression.

    • Face It:
      This website is committed to helping men feel comfortable and confident in addressing their depression. Face It provides support, education and tools to help you or a man you care about recover and get back on track.


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.