Synergy San Diego is a medical research facility located in Lemon Grove, California, where we have been conducting clinical research studies for over 18 years. Our team is dedicated to finding solutions to diseases and disorders that afflict millions of people around the world, including depression, diabetes, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and Alzheimer’s disorder. By participating in our medical research studies, you are helping to find a cure or realistic treatment for those suffering from debilitating mental and physical ailments.

Thank you for being a hero! Your participation in research gives hope to countless individuals living with mental illnesses.

Below, you will find several advocacy organizations in your area where you and your loved ones can find support and information on your condition.

Synergy San Diego Advocacy Organizations:

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI San Diego provides education classes and support groups at no cost to participants in English and Spanish; we offer local expertise, help, and hope in navigating the challenging path of mental health treatment and recovery, and we advocate for policies and programs that improve the lives of everyone affected by mental health challenges.

NAMI San Diego
5095 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 320
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 634-6580

The Lemon Grove Family Resource Center (FRC) assists County residents seeking nutrition assistance (CalFresh), medical insurance (Medi-Cal), and/or financial assistance (CalWORKs and General Relief). Customers are evaluated for eligibility for each program. The East and North Central Regions Administration is also housed at this Family Resource Center.

Lemon Grove Family Resource Center
7065 Broadway
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
Phone: (866) 262-9881

Interfaith Shelter Network’s mission is to enable those we serve to move toward self-sufficiency by coordinating the efforts of participating congregations, social service agencies, and governmental programs in order to provide shelter and other resources to homeless individuals and families in the San Diego region.

Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego
3530 Camino del Rio N., Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 702-5399

Bridge of Hope SD is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families escaping domestic violence, overcoming homelessness, facing a family crisis, fleeing a war-torn country, defeating a drug addiction, or coping with any situation that causes vulnerability and uncertainty. We are here as a safe haven, a landing pad so to speak, and a gathering place for our neighbors and friends.

Bridge of Hope SD
3406 Fairmount Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105

The You Saved Me Foundation has made a significant impact in the San Diego community, reaching out to over 8,000+ families and individuals. Our organization is committed to addressing the immediate needs of our clients while also fostering long-term stability. In the short term, we provide no cost essential resources such as food, clothing, high-quality essentials, feminine hygiene, Narcan, and pet food, along with financial literacy and rapid career training opportunities.

You Saved Me Foundation
1501 India St Suite 1031017
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (858) 215-2115

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers assistance to those in need. Our members provide aid by consultation or through direct dollar or in-kind service. We advocate for those who are defenseless or voiceless. SVdP Conferences provide food and financial assistance, when available, for help with rent, utilities, food, clothing and other necessities to those in need.

St. Vincent de Paul @ Santa Sophia
9800 San Juan Street
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Phone: 619-463-6629

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

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. Offering family programs, support groups, mental health for moms, suicide prevention, and community programs.

MHA of San Diego County
4069 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: (619) 543-0412

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.

DBSA San Diego is a network of free peer-led support groups for people with any type of mental health challenge and their family & friends. In addition to free support groups, we have low cost social events, lectures, art nights, picnics, bonfires, and other events. Come join us for a meeting to get support for yourself or to learn more about supporting a friend or loved one.

DBSA San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Phone: 858-444-6776


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