Response and Prevention
In a mental or physical 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 emergency room. They can help you decide if you need inpatient care, or possibly temporary medication stabilization until you are able to follow up with your outpatient doctor. 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.
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.
Free or Low-Cost Community Resources
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)
Non-12 step, addiction recovery support and self-help. Visit smartrecovery.org.
Support for family and friends of alcoholics. Visit alanonsandiego.org.
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.
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 on Twitter for news, information, and updates on sleep and mental health topics.
A relaxation exercise to apply when trying to fall asleep.
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
Stephen Laberge & Howard Rheingold
Excerpt from Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming about how to use lucidity to transform nightmares, reconcile inner conflicts, and foster self-integration.
Excerpt from the book, Learn to Lucid Dream, about transforming fight, flight, or freeze responses to nightmares into dreams that confront nightmares with lucidity to facilitate healing and growth.
Evidence-based Training Programs
Education, training, and blogposts by Dr LaMarca on lucid dreaming from psychological, scientific, and personal perspectives. Visit mindfulluciddreaming.com