Mental Health Matters

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. Matthew 22:37

At Newbreak Church, we believe our mental health is as important as our spiritual health. Yet it can be difficult sometimes to know where to find information and help for those who may be dealing with mental health challenges. Friends and family members may want to provide support to their loved one, but don't know how. Here, you will find resources to help you on this journey. No matter what you're facing, there is always hope.

Take these resources with you.

Mental health is as important as our spiritual health. Yet it can be difficult sometimes to know where to find information and help for those who may be dealing with mental health challenges. Friends and family members may want to provide support to their loved one, but don't know how. Here, you will find resources to help you on this journey all in one convenient package. No matter what you're facing, there is always hope.

Mental Health Awareness

We've joined the national effort to raise awareness, reduce the stigma, and equip members of our community as they pursue mental wellbeing. Visit us every weekend to be encouraged with a practical message of hope.


We have found a great selection of helpful websites and free resources from individuals and organizations dedicated to improving and supporting mental health. No one person is alone, so whether you are dealing with mental health challenges yourself, or are supporting a friend or family member who is and you need help for yourself, please seek out support.

One of the best all-in-one resources is a guide put together by Saddleback Church's mental health ministry. If you don't know where to start, download this guide.

Recommended Sites

Mental Health Tools

Recognize Warning Signs and Learn to Start the Conversation

Take a Mental Health Test

MHA offers online Screening for a variety of mental health conditions and based on your results can recommends next steps.

Find a Therapist

Psychology Today maintains an extensive searchable database of therapists, psychiatrists, support groups, treatment centers and teletherapy options throughout the country.

Make a Safety Plan

Creating a safety plan will help to guide you through a crisis when you may be at risk of hurting yourself .

Getting Help in San Diego

Click through the questions below if you are looking for services in San Diego for yourself or a loved one.

If you or someone you know is in immediate risk of harm to self, call the suicide hotline at 800-273-8255.

The Access & Crisis Line is staffed by Master's Level and Licensed clinicians who provide immediate support and information for suicide prevention, crisis intervention, community resources, mental health referrals, and alcohol and drug support services.

Call 888-724-7240 to also access MCRT, a Mobile Crisis Response Team. They provide in-person support to anyone, anywhere, experiencing a mental health, drug, or alcohol-related crisis. MCRT dispatches behavioral health experts to emergency calls instead of law enforcement, when appropriate, with teams made up of clinicians, case managers, and peer support specialists.

  • For more information, visit MCRT

Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) responds to psychiatric emergencies. PERT operates within San Diego County and consists of licensed mental health clinicians paired with specially trained law enforcement officers and paramedics. Together, they interact with persons experiencing a behavioral health crisis who have come to the attention of public safety agencies. 

  • For more information visit PERT.
  • To access PERT services, dial 911 and ask for a PERT to be dispatched to your location.

Additional Options for Specific Populations:

  • Kids & Youth: Rady Children’s Behavioral Health Urgent Care: 858-966-5484. Assessment, crisis intervention and inks to resources in collaboration with community partners.
  • Medi-cal Insurance Only: Emergency Screening Unit 4309 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92103. Call 619-876-4502
  • Veterans: Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center,
    3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161

    Mental Health Clinic: 858-642-3391

NAMI San Diego Helpline is a telephone service for families, friends and those affected by serious mental illness; provides information about resources and support groups. To schedule an appointment to talk to someone in person call 619-398-9850

Visit NAMI San Diego

Suicide Prevention – Hotline: 800-273-8255 (effective July 2022, the three-digit emergency number will be 988).

Visit 211SanDiego

Support Groups at Newbreak Church

Each stage of life presents new challenges and oftentimes, being with others who are going through the same thing can be a great encouragement. That's why we encourage everyone at Newbreak Church to be in a Life Group.

Life Groups are a place where people connect with others and learn how to do life together, both in the good times and in the difficult times. If you are not currently in a life group, we invite you to join one, even if you don't attend weekend services.

So whether you are a new mom, newly married, or new to faith, there is a group just for you. If you have confronted some of life's  challenges and need support, we have care  groups for you as well.

  • Stepping Into Freedom is a Christ-Centered 12-step group for anyone dealing with a life-controlling problem.
  • Concerned Persons provides support for friends and family of those whose lives are impacting by someone else's life controlling problem. It is like a Christ-Centered Al-Anon.
  • Insights helps us build Christian character as we learn about our vulnerabilities and the spiritual and emotional conditions that contribute to problems taking root and growing in our lives.
  • GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.
  • Not Alone is a Christ-centered recovery group for women who have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual trauma.
  • Mental Health Matters is a community education group that invites God into the healing and recovery process in addressing mental health challenges.

If you're currently facing a challenge and not sure where to turn, you may send an email to a member of our pastoral staff who will connect with you and help direct you to the support you need.

Rightnow Media

Right Now Media

Newbreak Church leverages the video teachings on Right Now Media to encourage and train our internal leadership as well as inform our audience. If there is a subject that interests you or a curriculum that catches your attention on Right Now Media, please text "Newbreak" to 49775 to receive access to the platform. Here are a few highlighted teachings from their Mental Health library:

  • A Healing Body: Biblical solutions to help work through issues and find healing.
  • Steps Course: Biblically based course based upon the 12 steps)
  • Get Out of Your Head: Learn how to manage your mind to be free from destructive thoughts.

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