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Helplines/Hotlines


Call 911 if a life-threatening situation or Behavioral Health emergency is in progress.

Adult Protective Services (County of San Diego) – Call 800-510-2020 (within San Diego County) or 800-339-4661 (outside the County). APS serves adults 65 and older and dependent adults 18 and older, who are harmed, or threatened with harm, to ensure their right to safety and dignity. APS investigates elder and dependent adult abuse, including cases of neglect and abandonment, as well as physical, sexual and financial abuse.

Child Abuse Hotline (County of San Diego) – Call 858-560-2191 or toll free 1-800-344-6000.

Adult Emergency and Crisis Mental Health Services (County of San Diego) – Call the Access and Crisis Line 1-888-724-7240, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TDD for the hearing impaired: 619-641-6992.

Walk-in emergency mental health services are available for adults who are experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis at the Emergency Psychiatric Unit located at:

San Diego Psychiatric Hospital
3853 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Telephone: 619-692-8200

National Alliance on Mental Illness: San Diego – Family and Peer Support Helpline 1-800-523-5933 or 619-543-1434.If you are in crisis and need to speak with someone immediately, please call the Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TDD for the hearing impaired: 619-641-6992.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Information for the deaf or hard of hearing. ) TTY line: 1-800-787-3224. La Línea Nacional contra la Violencia Doméstica en Español.

National Sexual Assault Hotline – Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). Operated by RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network). La Línea de Ayuda Nacional Online del Asalto Sexual en Español.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Options for deaf or hard of hearing or TTY: 1-800-799-4889. Ayuda en Español o llame 1-888-628-9454.

Teen Line – Confidential hotline for teenagers operated by teenagers every evening 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. Toll free in California 1-800-852-8336 or nationwide 310-855-4673. Text “TEEN” to 839863.



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9001 Wakarusa Street
La Mesa, CA 91942


Phone: 619.825.5010
Fax: 619.825.5011

HOURS

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9 AM – 8 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 12 noon
Sunday: Closed