Life Skills and Mental Health Resources

The following are a list of North Coast Church resources as well as other organizations that offer services and education on mental health and life skills.

The Life Skills and Support Ministry offers a variety of support and educational groups. Here, we learn how to incorporate God into the daily struggles we are facing. Whether seeking a job, losing weight, recovering from an addiction or managing symptoms of mental illness, we all need a safe place to talk, learn, and listen. You are not alone; we all need others to conquer strongholds in our lives. We provide Christian leadership and support and will join you in your path of becoming who God has created and destined you to be. Contact Susan Trueblood at for more info about the groups.


  • Suicide and Mental Health Crisis Team
    County’s Behavioral Health Access and Crisis Line, including Live Chat is open 24/7: dial 0 for operator assistance. Counselors are well trained in mental health crisis and specific issues, including but not limited to alcohol or drug abuse, suicide prevention, medication needs, with Medi-Cal or no insurance.

    • San Diego Crisis & Access 888-724-7240
  • Suicide and Mental Health Crisis Team  
    County’s Behavioral Health Access and Crisis Line, including Live Chat is open 24/7: dial 0 for operator assistance. Counselors are well trained in mental health crisis and specific issues, including but not limited to alcohol or drug abuse, suicide prevention, medication needs, with Medi-Cal or no insurance.


  • San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital, SDCPH
    To access referrals or call the Crisis Line, phone 1-888-724-7240
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    Hospital Services are available for behavioral health emergencies and situations that require intensive supervision and the medical necessity of a hospital setting at the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital.  Walk-in emergency behavioral health services are available for adults and older adults who are experiencing a health emergency or crisis at the Emergency Psychiatric Unit.


  • Exodus Recovery  
    550 W Vista Way Suite 202, Vista CA 92083
    Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm (Outpatient)
    Patients can be seen without insurance and medication can be prescribed.


  • Turning Point Crisis Center  
    1738 S Tremont St., Oceanside CA 92054
    The Short Term Acute Residential Treatment (START): residential program offers an alternative to hospitalization for adults who are suffering an acute psychiatric crisis that is not manageable on an outpatient basis. Accommodates clients with limited mobility. Ask for the Admission Coordinator to help find a current open bed or the next available in the system. This is an inpatient adult mental health facility.
  • Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry  
    Rady Children’s Hospital: 3605 Vista Way Suite 258, Oceanside CA 92056
    Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm


2405 North Santa Fe Ave, Vista
This is a group for those learning to live after the death of a loved one. The supportive environment helps those at all stages of grief. The leaders are professional grief counselors who are dedicated to teaching and supporting those mending a broken heart. This group is sponsored by Hospice of the North Coast. All are invited.

Download this helpful handout on the stages of grief.

  • Community Research Foundation  
    1202 Morena Blvd. Suite 300, San Diego CA 92110619-275-0822


  • North Coastal Mental Health Center
    (760) 712-3535
    1701 Mission Ave Suite A, Oceanside, CA 92058
    Counseling for all ages. North Coastal Mental Health Center serves adults living with severe and persistent mental illness by providing a wide range of services to assist in their recovery and enhance their well-being. Offers mental health, corrections and alcohol and drugs services through a network of statewide programs. Applicants must meet criteria.


  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI
    NAMI San Diego Website
    Provides support and referral services, resources and understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.


  • New Alternatives: Therapeutic Behavioral Services – 21yrs and younger
    Medi-cal or Uninsured. Individualized, one-to-one behavioral coaching program available to children/youth up to age 21 who are experiencing a current emotional or behavioral challenge or experiencing a stressful life transition.


  • San Diego County Health & Human Services
    • Behavioral Health Services, BHS
      More Info
      The Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Division provides mental health and alcohol or other drug services for children, youth, families, adults, and older adults.
    • Aging and Independence Services, AIS
      More Info
      The Senior Mental Health Team provides a crisis assessment and assistance for persons age 60 and older with mental health issues.

Al-Anon is a community-based group that meets to help support families and friends of alcoholics and addicts.

This group is for men to learn how to reclaim their lives after a substance or alcohol use problem. Through accountability and support, you will learn how to use Christ as the focus of your recovery and find strength with those on the same journey. This is an open group and meets year round.

Alcohol and substance use recovery for women includes many elements. From healing our bodies, mind, and spirit, we also need to learn how to repair our relationships with loved ones. By developing a dependent relationship on Christ, we learn how to trust in Him and ourselves to work the courageous pathway toward recovery.  Meets Mondays at 6pm.

Offers reassurance and fellowship in a safe and healthy place of support. Services include counseling, mental health support and meetings throughout the county. These services are to help those suffering from, but not limited to the following medical concerns: Alcoholism, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Stress, Panic Attacks, Poor Self-Image, Schizophrenia.

  • Parent Cue
    Parents, grandparents, and guardians often don’t give themselves enough credit for the remarkable job they are doing in raising kids to become good humans. Your parenting style might not be for everyone, and that’s okay. Parent Cue’s  goal is simply to cue you with what you need when you need it, so you can be the parent you want to be. Parent Cue offers articles and resources on all aspects of parenting, including mental health.  And there is an app!



  • Child Mind Institute
    When a child is struggling, the whole family is affected. At the Child Mind Institute we want to help you make good decisions for your kids and navigate the challenges of parenting. We explore the concerns and challenges we hear about most from parents and provide expert guidance on how to respond in the most effective way. And if you have a child who needs support, we offer resources that can help you get the best care for that child and the best outcome for your family.




The material contained above is for information and reference purposes only and is not intended as medical, legal or other professional advice. North Coast Church does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or usefulness of any information contained herein.