San Diego Crisis Resources

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Sometimes We Might Need a Little Help...

There are times when we simply can't manage to take on any more burden, pain, or suffering. The really hard days may feel unbearable, difficult to pick yourself up, or hopeless about your situation. It is at this time when reaching out for outside help might do the trick....or at least help you get moving in the right direction.

You might find yourself in an emergency that requires immediate assistance. If you don’t want to call the police — either because you feel unsafe drawing attention to yourself or you’re not ready — there are more options. These San Diego resources can help around the clock. Don’t hesitate to reach out when you’re in crisis. Remember that you’re not alone in the world and people really can help. Here you will find various crisis hotlines that are available both day and night.

San Diego Crisis Hotline

This is a 24-hour crisis hotline. You can reach out confidentially, get guidance when feeling stuck, and walk through the tough times with someone on the other end of the line. The best part about it…It’s free! They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Domestic Violence and Rape Hotline

The Domestic Violence (DV) and Rape Hotline’s goal is to put an end to violent relationships, both physical and sexual violence. They are trying to be there for the community for support. This hotline is also a 24 hour hotline available both day and night.


The San Diego County Domestic Violence Hotline

Here you will find confidential crisis hotline providing 24-hour crisis interventions and referral services. You can even call if you have a loved one that is in a domestic violent relationship.


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These hot-lines can help you pull yourself out, to take back control in your life. The first step is a little reaching out.

About Jennine Estes, MFT

Think of me as your relationship consultant, I'm your neutral third party that can help you untangle the emotions and help you figure out what's really going on. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, CA. Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Supervisor. I write relationship and self growth advice for my column Relationships in the Raw. Creator of #BeingLOVEDIs campaign. MFC#47653