THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)
NAMI offers educational programs and support for families living with severe mental illness.
THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24 hour hotline to help those in emotional distress
PTSD Coach is accessible online and as a free, downloadable app for smart phones developed by the National Center for PTSD but is an excellent resource for all individuals living with PTSD. It provides portable coping strategies for dealing with anger and triggers as they occur as well as contact information of crisis lines.
National Center for PTSD website
The National Center for PTSD website has a great deal of information both for individuals living with PTSD and their loved ones. While it is directed at care of veterans with PTSD, it is a useful resource for civilians as well. Of particular interest is their AboutFace website which features interviews with individuals who have undergone the PTSD treatments offered at the San Diego Center for Trauma Recovery.
THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24 hour resource that provides anonymous information about shelters, domestic violence programs, and legal advocacy.
THE NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE
The National Sexual Assault Hotline is a 24 hour resource by RAINN to help victims of sexual assault connect with counseling and legal advice.
Coaching into Care
Coaching into Care is a fantastic program through the VA that helps veterans' loved ones determine how to positively encourage them to seek care. It is a hotline that can also assist with VA and community resources for Veterans.
VA Caregiver Support Program
The VA's Caregiver Support Program provides support and resources to family caregivers of veterans.
The Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-TALK (8255), Press "1" for Veterans
The Veterans Crisis Line is a 24 hour hotline to help Veterans in crisis and is staffed by VA responders.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) National Hotline
The GLBT National Hotline provides peer support and local resources Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm PST and Saturday from 9am to 2pm PST
The San Diego LGBT Community Center
The San Diego LGBT Community Center provides numerous services to the local LGBTQ community.