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Helpful Resources

Navigating the mental health system can be tricky. Here are some helpful resources to better support the needs of your child:

Dial 988: The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Learn more at

Dial 888-724-7240: for the San Diego Access and Crisis line. This free and confidential line serves as the local crisis call center and is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The ACL offers crisis support and helps facilitate connections to behavioral health resources for you or your loved one, including: suicide prevention and crisis intervention, mobile crisis response services, alcohol and substance use referral, mental health referrals, community resources, and other supportive services. Calls are answered by experienced counselors who provide immediate help for the support you need. Language interpreter services enable the ACL to assist in over 200 languages within seconds. Live chat is also available Monday through Friday, 4pm-10pm, through the ACL website or The ACL is part of the national 988 network of crisis call centers.

Text 741741: Accessible from anywhere in the US, this crisis line connects patients to a trained crisis counselor within minutes. It is free and confidential, and a big hit with our teens! This website allows you to find a community therapist with ease! There are filters for your location, insurance, gender preference, etc..

Additionally, these are some quick and handy guides to address some concerns that may arise in your child’s treatment. Please note, this is not medical advice, and all concerns should be addressed during your appointments here at Rady Children’s. We hope these may be used to supplement your team’s advice on your child’s unique needs and goals.


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