Health & Wellness Resources

Youth Crisis Line Including Suicide Crisis/Lifelines

The California Youth Crisis Line is a statewide, toll free, 24-hour, confidential phone line. It provides crisis intervention counseling on many issues including family problems, sexual assault, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, suicide and more. It offers support, encouragement, and referrals to youth needing assistance or in crisis situations. The California Youth Crisis Line connects an average of 12,000 callers with vital resources annually. Agencies as well as young adults from every county in California use the Crisis Line's toll-free number, 1-800-843-5200.

The Following phone numbers can help prevent suicide and are available 24/7 if you are anyone you care about are thinking about suicide; they will provide over the phone, free crisis intervention. Please know that if there are challenges you are facing, there are people around you that would like to help.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

TREVOR Project: 866-488-7386; The Trevor Project is a 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) youth community.

San Diego County 24-HR Crisis Line: 1-888-724-7240

Crisis Text Line (English only): Get help by texting "LISTEN" to 741-741

The following websites provide families with suicide prevention, awareness, support and warning signs.

Up2SD Suicide Prevention and Support


Mental Health Systems: (760) 747-0205

Palomar Family Counseling Services: (760) 741-2660

PsyCare: (858) 279-1223


Aurora Behavioral Health Center: (858) 675-4228

North County Crisis Intervention and Response Team: (760) 305-8232 or (760) 233-0133

Hours: M-F 12-8pm, Sat 12-5pm

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 9-1-1

Also available to you is the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)- WEBSITE BELOW

Substance Use

Why do people use substances? Some reasons could be curiosity, peer pressure, fitting in, anxiety, depression, or to simply get away from life's stressors. The fact is; usage can lead to harmful behaviors and it can be difficult to ask for help. For information like research articles, facts, and information please visit The National Institute of Drug Abuse. The following are resources you or your families can call when in need.


Aurora Behavioral Health: (858) 376-1179

McAlister Institute (including detox): (760) 788-6520

Al-anon and Al-ateen San Diego


San Marcos Prevention Coalition: The San Marcos Prevention Coalition mission is to reduce alcohol and drug use and advocate for safe and healthy neighborhoods by improving environmental norms and community policies and enhancing efforts to promote and deliver effective substance abuse prevention.

Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration (link below)

Other Helpful Websites (Mindfulness)

Relaxation Room (Mindfulness)

Love Is Respect (Domestic Violence/Abuse)

Teen Health

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