Bonsall High School

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Mental Health and Community Resources

Our staff will continue to work to support our students and families to help provide the necessary Mental Health and Community Resources. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mercedes Sapien, Counselor, or Kyliegh Fox, School Psychologist, for questions or concerns.


If you need immediate assistance please use the info below:

◆ National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

◆ The Crisis Text Line: accessed by texting HOME to 741741

◆ San Diego Access and Crisis Line (888) 724-7240

◆ San Diego County Sheriff Fallbrook Dispatch Non-Emergency Line (760) 728-1113.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255)
    The National Suicide Prevention 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.

    • Find more specific resources here for youth, disaster survivors, Native Americans, veterans, loss survivors, LGBTQ+, attempt survivors, deaf/hard of hearing/hearing loss, and “ayuda en español”.

  • Contact the San Diego Access and Crisis Line, if you or someone you care about is experiencing a suicidal or mental health crisis and needs immediate help. Trained and experienced counselors are available to provide support, referrals, and crisis intervention. The call is free and confidential. If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

Crisis Line 888-724-7240 (7 days a week, 24 hours a day)

Live chat M-F 4 to 10 p.m.

TDD/TTY Dial 711

  • Text "HOME" to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via a medium people already use and trust.

  • Boys Town Hotline 800-448-3000. The Boys Town ​National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. It is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS).​​

    • Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages also are available 24 hours a day. The speech- and hearing-impaired can contact them via email: [email protected].

  • San Diego Warm Line for San Diego Residents 800-920-9276 or 619-295-1055. Available 7 days a week 4 to 11 p.m., except Holidays.

  • NAMI San Diego Family and Peer Support Helpline 800-523-5933 or 619-543-1434. Contact the Helpline for any general information about support groups, register for classes, find resources, or speak to a friendly person who understands. M-F, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..

  • Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL) Support Line 619-482-0297 has volunteers who are available to talk on the phone with you about your loss, confusion, frustration, anger, grief, or anything else you would like to talk about. SOSL also has a list of individual volunteers to call or email directly based on the type of loss (e.g. spouse, parent, child, etc.) Available M-F 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13 to 24.
    TrevorLifeLine: 866-488-7386
    Trevor Text: Text “START” to 678678
    Trevor Chat:

  • Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860 is a hotline available in the U.S. and Canada staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline is primarily for transgender people in a crisis, from struggling with gender identity to thoughts of self-harm. 7 days a week, 18 hours a day, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m..

  • BlackLine 800-604-5841 is a 24-hours a day, 7 days a week hotline geared towards the Black, Black LGBTQI, Brown, Native, and the Muslim community. However, no one will be turned away from the Hotline. BlackLine is anonymous and confidential and can provide immediate crisis counseling to those who call upset, need to talk with someone immediately, or are in distress.

  • The Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies. Call 800-985-5990 or
    text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 offers 24/7 emotional support and if you have any medical concerns speak to a trusted healthcare provider.

  • 211 San Diego

  • Mental Health America of San Diego County

  • National Council for Behavioral Health

  • San Diego County Behavioral Health Services

  • "A Friend Asks" is a free smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools, and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.

  • GritX is a web-based tool for supporting the mental health of adolescents and young adults by inspiring grit, finding resilience, and telling their own stories by customizing and building their own self-care toolkit.

  • Mindshift is a free, evidence-based mental health relief app. MindShift™ CBT uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.

  • MY3 is an app for individuals who may be having thoughts of suicide, or who have a history of suicidal behavior. It is designed to help these individuals stay safe when they are experiencing thoughts of suicide by identifying a support system, building a safety plan, accessing important resources, getting support at times of greatest risk, and accessing the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7.

  • Teen Talk is a free iPhone app where teens can get support for whatever they may be dealing with from a trained teen. It is a safe, non-judgmental space where you can anonymously post your issue at any time and get support from a trained teen from 6 to 10 PM. Call 310-855-4673 or text "TEEN" to 839863.

  • The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a smartphone application designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Patients and providers can work together to personalize the VHB content on the patient's own smartphone according to the patient's specific needs.

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