Crisis Hotline & Resources

Crisis Hotlines and Resources

  1. Contact the San Diego Access & Crisis Line, if you or someone you care about is experiencing a suicidal or mental health crisis and needs immediate help. Trained and experienced counselors are available to provide support, referrals, and crisis intervention. 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.Crisis Line 888-724-7240 (7 days a week, 24 hours a day)

    Live chat M-F 4:00 – 10:00 pm

    TDD/TTY Dial 711

Apps for Well-Being

  • Calm– Find your calm, sleep more, stress less, and live better.
  • Calm Harm – Manages Self Harm is a free app that provides teens with dozens of ways to derail self-harm impulses. Five- and 15-minute activities and an in-app timer help users turn their attention to healthier ways to handle emotions and manage impulses to hurt themselves.
  • Clear Fear provides you with a range of ways to manage the symptoms of anxiety.
  • Happify– App for stress and worry
  • Headspace– App for meditation and sleep
  • Insight Timer– App for sleep, anxiety, and stress
  • Intend– A simple, powerful way to focus your intention, raise awareness, change behavior, and elevate mood.  What do you intend to do today?
  • Mindshift TM CBT is a help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.
  • Peak– Brain training. Reach Peak performance with over 40 unique games, each one developed by neuroscientists and game experts to challenge your cognitive skills and push you further.

Websites for Well-Being

  • Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.
  • Mindful Schools trains, guides, and connects educators on a journey to deepen their mindfulness practice and cultivate mindful learning environments that allow everyone in the school community to thrive
  • Put a stressful thought in the star. Pixel Thoughts. A 60-second meditation tool to help clear your mind.
  • UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is a multi-faceted program of clinical care, professional training, education, research, and outreach intended to further the practice and integration of mindfulness into the lives of individuals throughout the healthcare and educational system, including patients, healthcare providers, students, teachers, and businesspeople.


Mental Health and Wellness

The San Diego County of Office of Education is committed to supporting school districts, schools, students, and families with resources to improve their mental and emotional wellness. Our goal is to support the removal of barriers that impact student success.

Mental Health Promotion

For Schools

Information for Teens

Information for Parents