Lean On Z

Half of us will experience a mental health challenge in our lifetime. All of us here in San Diego have a reason to speak up and support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a tough time. Z90 wants to be here for you as a source for reliable information about staying healthy and managing our mental health!

And please remember: You are not alone! Trained counselors at the Access and Crisis Line are available 24/7 by calling (888) 724-7240.


Lean on Z is calling all San Diego students to star in their own story by creating a PSA about how they are coping with the pandemic, mental health and how to be there for a friend going through a tough time. Create, compete and win cash all while making a difference! Learn how you can get involved and more by visiting Directing Change.


Z90 wants you to know that you are not alone and help is available. If you are in a crisis or just need to talk to someone, reach out to one of the resources below.

  • Access and Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240. Trained and experienced counselors are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to provide support, referrals, and crisis intervention. You can also call the Access and Crisis Line if you are concerned about someone, just need to talk, have questions about how to offer support, or if you are looking for information about community resources, mental health referrals, and alcohol and drug support services.
  • NAMI San Diego Helpline at (619) 543-1434 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.  This is a confidential, family and peer-staffed support phone line for individuals with mental illness and their loved ones. The helpline provides non-crisis phone support, referrals and increases knowledge of mental illness, resources and related issues. You can also visit   namisandiego.org/ for support and information.

If you are worried about someone on social media, click here for more information.


If you suspect that a friend, family member or colleague is struggling with depression, anxiety or other mental health challenges, the best thing you can do is Speak Up.  The It’s Up to Us website offers tips on what to say and what not to say and a wealth of local resources. Learn more here.


  • Sunday, September 13, 2020
    14th Annual Walk in Remembrance with Hope
    The Perfect way to wrap up Suicide Prevention Week in San Diego!This year’s Walk will be different due to the COVID-19 restrictions with much of the event going virtual. However, that will not stop us walking in hope and honoring our loved ones lost to suicide.  We will broadcast our opening ceremony, guest speakers, and other inspirational activities.

    • September 6 (10am to 10.30am): Facebook Live Opening Ceremony, Walk Kick-Off, Release of 80 doves
    • September 13 (10am to 11am): Facebook Live Event, National Anthem and Invocation, Individual Dove Release, Why We Walk, Guest Speakers, Recognition of top teams, prizes and more!

    Please join us as we walk in memory of a loved one,  raise awareness about mental health, and prevent suicideHope is just a step away!

    100% of the funds raised stay in San Diego County for suicide outreach & prevention and survivor support services. The event benefits Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL) and the Directing Change Program- a youth mental health an suicide prevention program

    To register:  WalkinginHopeSD.org


Here are a number of resources to help you stay healthy and manage your mental health during COVID-19.


Z90 is excited to partner with the Directing Change Program, a nonprofit dedicated to youth mental health promotion and suicide prevention. The program Is now accepting submissions from San Diego County youth ages 12-25. Youth can win up to $1000!  For contest rules visit: DirectingChangeCA.org