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Mental Health

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Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may experience emotions like stress, anxiety, fear, sadness, and loneliness. This video provides practical tips on taking care of your mental health and well-being. You’ll learn about signs of stress, ideas for how you can support yourself and your loved ones, and resources available in the San Diego region.


San Diego Access and Crisis Line

The San Diego Access and Crisis Line (1-888-724-7240) offers free, confidential counseling and community resources to support your mental health. This resource is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and in multiple languages. A live chat service is also available Monday – Friday, 4pm-10pm.


Behavioral Health Services – County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

Visit the Behavioral Health Services website for resources, credible information sources, and self-care tools to support mental health and wellbeing.


National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) San Diego

The NAMI San Diego Helpline (1-800-523-5933) is answered by volunteers and Peer/Family Support Specialists who can help you get connected to support groups, classes, and resources.


Mental Health America (MHA)

Visit the MHA website to find resources and information on mental health, including guides to understanding the mental health field, tools to connect with others, and information to help cope with the impacts of COVID-19.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline (1-800-662-4357) is a free, confidential, 24/7, treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990) is also available for people in emotional distress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans experiencing a crisis can call the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or text 838255) to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. 


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