Contact the Helpline for any general information about support groups, to register for classes, find resources or to speak to a friendly person who understands.
Toll Free: (800) 523-5933
Local: (619) 543-1434
Hours: Monday – Friday: 10am to 3pm
NAMI San Diego’s Helpline is a warm line for San Diego resources, which means that a trained Volunteer from NAMI will either be on the line or will contact you within 48 hours.
The Helpline is designed to offer:
We are also here to answer general questions regarding navigating resources like housing, support groups, if you or a loved one qualifies for a 5150, questions regarding clubhouses or crisis houses, what is Laura’s Law, how to have difficult conversations, etc.
You can also access our oscER app for information in the palm of your hand for navigating before, during, and after a mental health related crisis.
The helpline is NOT for:
We will immediately refer those in crisis/suicide situations to the national or local crisis line, but cannot engage in these situations. If you are looking for immediate help regarding crisis, emotional support, or suicide prevention please contact any of these for immediate help:
FIRST CALL 911
San Diego Access & Crisis Line: 888-724-7240
US Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433
Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI to 741-741
NDMDA Depression Hotline – Support Group: 800-826-3632
Suicide Prevention Services Crisis Hotline 800-784-2433
Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline 630-482-9696
Child Abuse Hotline – Support & Information 800-792-5200
Crisis Help Line – For Any Kind of Crisis 800-233-4357
Domestic & Teen Dating Violence (English & Spanish) 800-992-2600
Parental Stress Hotline – Help for Parents 800-632-8188
Runaway Hotline (All Calls are Confidential) 800-231-6946
Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7, English & Spanish) 800-223-5001
National Child Abuse Hotline 800-422-4453
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE
National Domestic Violence Hotline (TDD) 800-787-3224
National Youth Crisis Hotline 800-448-4663