Mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. One in five families has a member with a diagnosable mental illness.


The Mental Health Ministry partners with the Diocese of San Diego to offer support for families in the parish that are experiencing mental health challenges. By interfacing with county, local non-profit, and private mental health providers, Catholic families will be introduced to healing professionals and services able to facilitate their healing journeys.

Prayerfully supported by parish lay leaders, and receiving professional care, families strive for wholeness and an end to the stigma that still endures when mental health is challenged.


Contact:  Mike & Caryn Harris • 858-653-3540 •

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Schedule of Meetings 2020-2021

Meetings are held in the Parish Hall
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***Meetings are subject to change without notice.  Please contact the ministry facilitator for the most current schedule.


Advocacy Groups

Cons. Ctr for Health, Ed. & Adv. (CCHEA) (877)734-3258
JFS Patient Advocacy Program (800)479-2233
Legal Aid Society of San Diego (877)734-3258
Outpatient Mental Health: CCHEA  (877)734-3258

Crisis Intervention/Information and Referral Services

211 San Diego (24/7) 211
Access & Crisis Line (24/7) (888)724-7240
It’s Up to Us San Diego (24/7) (888)724-7240
Pastoral Center Sexual Abuse Reporting information (858)490-8310 
PERT 911

Referrals To Diocese approved licensed therapists

Christus Institute Therapy, Charles Farrow, Ph.D. (858)480-1484
E-Therapy Finder

Resources by Diagnosis

San Diego Countywide Services

Health and Human Services Agency (858)694-3900
I-HOT (619)961-2120
IHSS – In-Home Support Services (858)694-3900
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness (800)523-5933
RICA: Recovery Innovations (858)274-4650
San Diego County Behavioral Health (858)694-3900

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s San Diego (858)966-3290
Armed Services San Diego (858)751-5755
Mental Health Association (619)543-0412
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness (858)485-0703
Next Steps 619-229-2999
Peer to Peer Support, Adult Warm Line (800)930-9276
Peer to Peer Support, Family Warm Line (877)470-5463
Peer to Peer Support, Youth Warm Line (877)450-5463
Recovery International Support Group (858) 668-8211
San Diego Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
• Rancho Bernardo (858)518-3176
• Escondido Meetings (619)307-5547

Youth-Oriented Support Groups

It’s Up to Us – Young Adults (888)724-7240
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness (858)485-0703
Uplift Support Group (951)252-3246