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San Diego Therapy, Counseling, Psychotherapy, Addiction Help, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists

San Diego is the location of the Coronado Bridge, Balboa Park, and the Old Point Loma lighthouse. Enjoy the historical home of the Kumeyaay people and with a mild year-round climate.
We've helped many people with therapy and mental health in San Diego and elsewhere in the Golden State.

Therapists in Poway, Chula Vista, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Santee, Escondido, San Marcos, Encinitas, Ramona, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, La Jolla.

San Diego is located in the southwestern corner of the State of California, with a population of over three million people. It has beautiful weather with a Mediterranean semi-arid climate and is a retirement destination for many. It has a large naval base and is the headquarters of the U.S. Navy's Eleventh Naval District and is the Navy's principal location for the Navy's Pacific Ocean operations. Coronado is home to the Naval Special Warfare Center, the primary training center for SEALs. Sea World and the San Diego Zoo are large attractions for tourists. The San Diego Zoo houses over 3,800 animal species and has a membership association of over 500,000 people.

Therapy And Mental Health in San Diego

San Diego has long been regarded as having a weak mental-health safety net. The County has implemented a 10-year strategic plan to help services for low-income people, establish patient-centered federally qualified health centers, and better integrate mental health care with primary care by placing primary care providers in mental health clinics. There is an acute shortage of mental health providers in San Diego who serve the general population and lower-to-middle income level residents. There are significant racial and ethnic disparities for incidences of serious mental illness among adults: Native American, multiracial, and African American populations have some of the highest rates. San Diego County Division of Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is a helpful resource for counseling and support.
Suicide is a problem in San Diego. A recent study noted a 20% increase in the suicide rate over the last six years. There are over 240,000 armed forces veterans living in San Diego County, and there is a high need for specialized treatment. The San Diego Access & Crisis Line can be reached 24 hours a day at (888) 724-7240. It provides mental health crisis intervention and counseling referrals, including referrals for those without health insurance.

Related Sites:
San Diego Behavioral Health Services
City of San Diego
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Current Programs

It's Up to Us is a a campaign developed by through the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. It is designed to help San Diegans talk openly about mental health issues, recognize symptoms, and seek help. By raising awareness the It's Up to Us program seeks to help the one in four adults in San Diego who have a diagnosable mental disorder and the one in five children who experience emotional or behavioral difficulties. The program offers guidelines and help on how to seek mental help for others, signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to talk about mental illness, and help for children.

References

1. Wikipedia. (2014). San Diego, California. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego
2. Suicide Prevention Council, Report To The Community. http://www.sdchip.org/media/126151/suicide%20prevention%20community%20report%20final%207-29-14.pdf
3. It's Up to Us. http://www.up2sd.org/
4. County of San Diego. (2013). Behavioral Health Services. http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/bhs/
5. Adult Emergency and Crisis Services, Health and Human Services Agency. http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/hhsa/programs/bhs/mental_health_services_adult_older_adult/adult_emergency_and_crisis.html