Help Others

By reaching out, speaking up and starting a conversation, you may make all the difference in leading a loved one to recovery and perhaps even save a life!

Be sure to listen, because facing mental health challenges can be a very lonely and isolating experience. Now is the time to offer your support. Often friends and family members are unsure of how to help, and may feel like they are intruding or being disrespectful. Ignoring the situation, or pretending everything is alright is not the answer and can lead to tragic consequences. Why wait? Your support, understanding, and respect is vital! Read up and learn more about how you can talk openly about mental health issues, encourage others to find professional help and walk with your friend or loved one on the road to recovery. You can also seek opportunities to raise awareness for other related causes.


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.