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.
- Starting to Think About Mental Health (PDF)
- What Plays a Role in Developing Mental Health Conditions (PDF)
- Maintaining Good Mental Health (PDF)
- Recognizing When You Need Help with Your Mental Health (PDF)
- What to Do When You Need Help (PDF)
- Where to Go When You Need Help(PDF)
- Terms to Know About Mental Health (PDF)
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.
Mental Health Tools
Recognize Warning Signs and Learn to Start the Conversation
MHA offers online Screening for a variety of mental health conditions and based on your results can recommends next steps.
Psychology Today maintains an extensive searchable database of therapists, psychiatrists, support groups, treatment centers and teletherapy options throughout the country.
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
In addition to the resources outside the church, we want to make sure you know that you can find support for whatever you're going through within Newbreak Church as well.
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.
Each stage of life presents new challenges and oftentimes, being with others who are going through the same thing can be a great encouragement. 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 more difficult challenges and need support, we have support groups for you as well.
- 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.
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:
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