Breaking Down Barriers

The Breaking Down Barriers Program

Breaking Down Barriers provides outreach through education and engagement of the five target populations: Latino, African American, Native American, African, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender.  The goal of these ambassadors is to increase access to mental health services.

Who this Program Serves:

  • African Immigrants
  • African Americans
  • Latinos
  • Native Americans

Fees: Free

Where: Call to receive program information

Address: 4069 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

Phone: (619) 543-0412


"Decades of struggle and stereotyping and I felt isolated as a Native American. Mental Health America tailored its program to speak directly to me and my needs."

- Jimmy V.


"I was afraid to even ask for help from anyone. The programs made it easier for me to open up and feel safe."

- Maria G.


 "I needed help and had no where to go. I didn't even know where to begin. My family disowned me because there is no such thing as gay and bipolar in my culture. Thanks you Mental Health America San Diego."

- Rashad D.


"What people don’t understand about depression is how much it hurts and in my community it is something you don't talk about. Simply put depression hurts, Mental Health America helps."

- Tinsea K.