RESOURCES

 

CRISIS

Response and Prevention

In a mental health crisis, call 9-1-1, go to the nearest emergency room, or contact the resources below.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY ACCESS AND CRISIS LINE

For behavioral health emergencies in San Diego county, call 1-(888)-724-7240, or go to the nearest E.  Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week  (TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-(619)-641-6992).

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

For support in a suicidal crisis or other emotional distress, call 1-800-273-TALK(8255).  Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

  

Resources and support for veterans in crisis or in need of crisis prevention.  Call 1-800-273-TALK(8255) press 1.  Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

 

REFERRALS

Find behavioral health providers in your area

SAN DIEGO ACCESS AND CRISIS LINE

Referrals to community mental health resources in San Diego county. Call 1-(888)-724-7240.  Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week  (TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-(619)-641-6992).

SAN DIEGO PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Referrals to outpatient mental health professionals at sdpsych.org.

PSYCHIATRIC AND COUNSELING REFERRALS

Referrals for mental health counseling and psychiatric services in San Diego and North San Diego county.

BIOFEEDBACK AND NEUROFEEDBACK PRACTITIONERS

For certified biofeedback or neurofeedback practioners in your area, visit bcia.org.

 

SUPPORT

Free or Low-Cost Community Resources

WARM LINE

For nonemergency, peer-to-peer support, call 1-(800)-930-WARM(9276), daily except holidays from 4pm-11pm.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)

Visit nami.org for local community and online resources, education, and support for those living with mental illness, and their family and friends.

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE (DBSA)

Resources for individuals with mood disorders, and their family and friends.  Local and online support groups. Visit dbsalliance.org.

ALCOHOLIC'S ANONYMOUS (AA)

Visit aa.org.

SMART RECOVERY

Non-12 step, addiction recovery support and self-help.  Visit smartrecovery.org.

AL-ANON

Support for family and friends of alcoholics.  Visit alanonsandiego.org.

 
 

MINDFULNESS

Meditation books and guided exercises

Free mindfulness training app and guided meditations by the Veteran's Administration. Download here.

FULL CATASTROPHE LIVING

Classic book on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction written by John Kabat-Zinn.

THE HAPPINESS TRAP: HOW TO STOP STRUGGLING AND START LIVING

A guide to the mindfulness-based program ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) written by Russ Harris.

 

SLEEP

NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION

Research and education on sleep and sleep disorders. Visit sleepfoundation.org.

CBT INSOMNIA COACH

The Veterans Administration has developed a helpful mobile application to assist learning of sleep promoting tools. See CBT-I Coach for more information.

BLUE-LIGHT BLOCKING GLASSES

Artificial light late in the evenings can disrupt our natural sleep-wake cycles and worsen sleep quality.  Wearing lenses that filter out blue light from electronics in the evenings can contribute to better quality sleep hygiene and sleep health.

FOLLOW @LUCIDSLEEPPSYCH

Follow @lucidsleeppsych  on Twitter for news, information, and updates on sleep and mental health topics.

  

 

LUCID DREAMING

Simple, step-by-step instructions for how to lucid dream and access their range of therapeutic and creative benefits, written by Dr. Kristen LaMarca (2019).

Stephen LaBerge PhD

Information, articles, and research on lucid dreaming.  Visit lucidity.com, or see Frequently Asked Questions.

Stephen Laberge & Howard Rheingold

Classic how-to guide on lucid dreaming (1990) available on Amazon.  A concise guide to lucid dreaming is also available with audio cd exercises.

Article from Lucidity.com

Excerpt from Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming about how to use lucidity to transform nightmares, reconcile inner conflicts, and foster self-integration.

Evidence-based Training Programs

Education, training, and blogposts by Dr LaMarca on lucid dreaming from psychological, scientific, and personal perspectives. Visit mindfulluciddreaming.com

 
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