The Mental Health America Self-Help Directory
The Self-Help Directory, also known as the "little yellow book" offers the following features:
- Lists over 600 self-help groups dealing with a wide range of concerns.
- Groups are sorted into 16 categories from Abuse through Weight-related.
- Is a beneficial resource for companies, school, churches, care providers, health and mental health professionals, libraries, law enforcement agencies and many others.
If you need information about how to handle a mental health crisis, you can talk to a trained counselor who can help with your specific situation. Call the Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240. The toll-free number is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. ( TDD for the hearing impaired: 619-641-6992).
San Diego Psychiatric Hospital
3853 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Provides emergency assessment and referral for individuals with mental illness who come to the attention of law enforcement through phone calls from community members or in-field law enforcement request for emergency assistance. PERT pairs licensed mental health clinicians with uniformed law enforcement officers/deputies. Clinicians work out of individual law enforcement divisions and respond in the field with their law enforcement partners. The PERT team evaluates the situation, assesses the individual's mental health condition and needs, and, if appropriate, transports individual to a hospital or other treatment center, or referees him/her to a community-based resource or treatment facility.
The Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Program is staffed by dedicated professionals: attorneys, advocates, law students, and others who provide valuable legal services without pay. With the support of more than 250 volunteers, Pro Bono Program staff and volunteers provided approximately 10,000 hours of legal assistance each year.