Who We Are
Inspired by the courage of our national organization, Mental Health America of San Diego County (MHASD) was founded in 1942 as the first mental health advocacy organization in San Diego County. MHASD brings together clients, families, professionals, providers, community leaders, and the public to collaborate, cooperate, and ensure available affordable care to all citizens. Over the years, MHASD has offered numerous programs and services focused on the following four areas: Advocacy, Education, Services, and Research.
Mental Health America of San Diego County envisions a just, humane and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice.
The Mental Health First Aid Training Program is a 8 hour certification course designed to give participants the tools to respond to psychiatric emergencies until professional help arrives and to improve peoples mental health literacy.
Father2Child is a Free Court Approved 12-week program for fathers of all ethnicities, offering them new parenting techniques and skills, and encouraging them to improve their awareness of the importance of a father in the life of a child, to create stronger bonds with their children.
The Intake Coordinator provides initial intake.
The program Manager provides screening and assessment to identify areas of need.
We offer 3–6 sessions of personal therapy, free to employees of CVESD and on a sliding fee scale for the general public.
Following services, clients are asked to complete short, confidential satisfaction surveys.
Give us a call at (619) 255-9064 to get started!
FURS is a coordinated statewide, regional, and county-level system designed to provide collaborative and timely state-level phone-based response and county-level in-home, in-person mobile response during situations of instability, to preserve the relationship of the caregiver and the child or youth.
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"