Early Psychosis Resources

The process of diagnosing and treating early psychosis in yourself or a loved one can be difficult and stressful. It is normal to feel confused, helpless or frustrated. 

We encourage families or caregivers to make good use of supportive resources and educational opportunities in addition to seeking treatment for early psychosis.

Emergency Help Available 24/7

If someone is at risk for hurting themselves or others, please contact us immediately to speak to a mental health professional.

  • After hours: 619-543-6737
    Speak to one of our clinicians or the psychiatrist on call.
  • Business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.): 619-543-7745
    For current patients, call our front desk and ask to speak with a clinician.

Additional crisis intervention lines in San Diego:

Community Resources

  • UC San Diego School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry: Since its inception in 1969, the Department of Psychiatry has developed into one of the most innovative and productive academic departments of psychiatry in the country.
  • Kickstart: A diverse clinical team specially trained to educate the community, treat youth and assist families in preventing psychosis. Kickstart is funded through the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency and the Mental Health Services Act.
  • Family Health Centers of San Diego: Provides affordable, high-quality health care and support services to all people, with a special commitment to the uninsured, low-income and medically underserved.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of San Diego: A peer-facilitated support group aimed toward helping each other on the road to wellness.

Online Resources 

Recommended Reading

  •  An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD
  • The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy by Edward M. Hallowell, MD
  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind  by Daniel J. Siegel, MD, and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

​Appointments & Referrals

Clinic Location

Hillcrest

Is It Time to Get Help?

See if you need to connect to our mental health professionals by taking our free and anonymous online questionnaire.

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Billing and Insurance

We accept cash payments as well as some insurance carriers. ​

For a list of accepted insurance companies or questions about insurance coverage, contact Yolando Pearson, at 619-543-7745 or ypearson@ucsd.edu.

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