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San Diego Access & Crisis Line
Phone: (888) 724-7240
Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week
The San Diego Access and Crisis Line serves as a suicide prevention/intervention hotline. It provides mental health crisis intervention and information and referral to mental health services in San Diego County, including referrals to mental health care professionals who accept Medi-Cal and those who do not have health insurance. It also provides information and referral to County Drug and Alcohol treatment and recovery services for adults, adolescents and pregnant and parenting women who are receiving Medi-Cal or who do not have health insurance. Calls are FREE and answered by trained professionals. Service is available in multiple languages.

It’s Up to Us
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, educating the community, and providing easy access to local organizations and services, the goal is to initiate change in perception, inspire wellness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health challenges. This campaign is developed through the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, and funded by the County of San Diego Mental Health Services Act. Recovery is possible and help is available. It’s Up to Us.

San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council
Contact: Holly Salazar, Director of Strategic Outcomes, Community Health Improvement Partners. Email: hsalazar@sdchip.org
In 2010, the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) launched a suicide prevention action planning process, informed by the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and the California Strategic Plan on Suicide Prevention. The result of this yearlong process with more than 200 local stakeholders was a local Suicide Prevention Action Plan proposing strategies that will enhance efforts to increase understanding and awareness of suicide, decrease stigma associated with suicide, and ultimately reduce the number of suicides in San Diego County. As a result of this community-wide effort, stakeholders are continuing to work together through The San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council to implement the recommendations made in the Action Plan by providing oversight, guidance, and collective support.

2-1-1 San Diego
Phone: 2-1-1
This hotline connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free phone service and searchable online database. 2-1-1 serves the entire population of San Diego County as the only free, confidential, dialing code service in San Diego.