Emergency & Crisis Numbers

Emergency Response if you are experiencing a behavioral health emergency or in case of immediate threat of harm to self or others.

Suicide Prevention
(800) 273-8255

San Diego 24-Hour Access and Crisis Line
24/7 toll free availability for information on how to handle a behavioral health crisis.
(800) 479-3339

211 San Diego
2-1-1 San Diego connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 phone service and searchable online database.

Other Helplines

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Available 24/7, toll-free (800) 273-TALK

Crisis Text Line
Text BRAVE to 741-741
Anyone in the U.S. can receive free, 24/7 crisis support.

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline
(800) 931-2237; Toll-free, available Monday through Thursday, 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-5pm (EST)

National Runaway Safeline
(800) RUNAWAY; Toll-free, available 24/7

National Sexual Assault Hotline
(800) 656-HOPE; Toll-free, available 24/7; Free instant messaging option available

Trevor Project
(866) 488-7386; Available 24/7; free texting and chat options available; for gay and questioning youth

Kinesis, MHS
(760) 480-2255
474 W. Vermont Ave #102 Escondido 92025
Walk-in triage Mondays at 9am.

Exodus Walk-in Assessment Center
(760) 871-2020
1520 South Escondido Blvd 92025

Aurora Behavioral Health
(888) 565-4228
*24hr psych evaluation & referral services.

San Diego Psychiatric Hospital
(619) 692-8200
3853 Rosecrans St 92110

Mobile Crisis Response Team
(888) 724-7240
Provide in-person support to anyone, anywhere, experiencing a mental health, drug, or alcohol-related crisis.

Rady Children's
(760) 730-5900
Behavioral Health Urgent Care serves youth ages 5-21 struggling with concerns that pose an imminent risk to their safety, the safety of others or significantly impair their daily lives.

Learning Assistance Center
(760) 788-9724
*Counseling Services for children Pre-K - age 22 with Medi-Cal or uninsured.

Changing Options
(760) 789-7299
*Adult treatment for schizophrenia & other mental disorders.

Access & Crisis Line
1 (888) 724-7240

Texting Line
Text “START” to 741-741

1 (800) 273-8255 (press 1).
Veterans Texting Line: 838-255

Safe Helpline
(877) 995-5247

(800) 656-HOPE (4673)

Peer Warm Line
(855) 845-7415

Monday-Friday 7am-9pm, Saturday 7am-3pm, Sunday 7am-9pm

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