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Important information about the university's response to COVID-19
Counseling and Psychological Services, CAPS
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Our Mission

Project OCEAN's (On-Campus Emergency Assistance Network) mission is to educate the campus on suicide prevention and promote a climate that reduces the stigma associated with mental health and mental illness and encourages students to seek help when needed. We are a peer education program in the Counseling and Psychological Services department within the Division of Student Affairs and are here to support our CSULB campus by providing resources and increasing knowledge of issues related to mental health through trainings, workshops, campus events, and peer-to-peer programs.

Volunteer with Project OCEAN

Volunteering opportunities are available for all interested students!

Please fill out this form to get involved and stay updated on all OCEAN events!

Trainings & Workshops

QPR Suicide Prevention Training 2019

QPR SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING ONLINE!

Project OCEAN provides QPR Sessions (Question, Persuade, and Refer) throughout the semester to equip students with information about the different warning signs, resources, and ways to support those who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. QPR is a training on how to identify  symptoms/ warning signs of someone who may be at risk for suicide and how to refer the student to seek help. After attending the training, you will be QPR certified for 3 years as a Gatekeeper. Aside from being able to provide great and effective support, being QPR certified will also look great on your resume because it is nationally recognized. Join us for a virtual training via Zoom and become a QPR gatekeeper this semester!

Virtual Open Session Training Dates:

Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 1pm-3pm

Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 12pm-2pm

Friday, October 09, 2020 from 10am-12pm

Monday, October 19, 2020 from 9:30am-11:30am

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 12:00pm-2:00pm

Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 2pm-4pm

To sign up for one of these dates, please fill out this form.

Upcoming Events: COVID-19 Update

While our university transitions to alternative modailities of learning and acts to keep our community safe in response to COVID-19, Project OCEAN will no longer be providing in person programming for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester.

STAY CONNECTED WITH US!

Social Media & Multimedia

We will still continue to provide weekly content with resources, mental health education, relaxation videos, and other helpful tools for students through our social media and other multimedia channels. We encourage you to stay connected with us via social media on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @csulbprojectocean.

Virtual QPR Open Sessions

We will still be providing QPR Open Session Trainings virtually via Zoom throughout the semester. Please see information listed above for Trainings and Workshops for more details.

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

For a list of helpful COVID-19 related Mental Health Resources, click here

 

 

Helpful Resources After Tragic and Disasterous Events

Please know that Counseling and Psychological Services has on-call counselors available if you feel the need to talk with someone about your emotional response to these events. Please call CAPS at (562) 985-4001 or walk in during our office hours (8:30am - 4:30pm) to speak with a counselor. After hours, you can call our phone number to speak with a phone counselor if you feel you are in crisis.

Helpful Resources

For the Community (Off Campus)

Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 

Or text TalkWithUs to 66746 

Immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The hotline is a toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.

2-1-1 (dial in any county in California for local referrals)

Free confidential referral and information helpline that provides information about local community resources including counseling and mental health. 

U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services:

1-888-407-4747

Contact if you are concerned about loved ones living or traveling in France. (U.S. citizens)

For Students and Staff/Faculty (On Campus)

Counseling and Psychological Services: 562-985-4001

Brotman Hall Room 226

Staff and Faculty Assistance Program:  562-985-7434

A free, confidential resource to help you resolve personal, family, or work-related problems. By appointment only.

Center for International Education:  562-985-4106
Brotman Hall 201

Tips for College Students: After a Disaster or Other Trauma

Disaster Helpline Brochure


About Us

Project OCEAN (On Campus Emergency Assistance Network) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) was initiated in September, 2008 and was a federally funded program that focused on campus suicide prevention. The program was funded by SAMHSA in 2008 and ended in 2011.

From 2012-2014, Project OCEAN was state-funded by the voter approved Mental Health Services Act, Prop 63. It is one of several Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Initiatives implemented by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.

The activities of Project OCEAN are designed to strengthen and fill gaps in existing services to “expand the safety net” for students vulnerable to mental health crises.

Project OCEAN supports the mental health concerns of all students.

Project OCEAN is here to stay!

Based on the impact of OCEAN’s work on campus and your student voices in supporting the continuation of Project OCEAN, Cal State Long Beach has made the decision in 2014 to institutionalize and fund OCEAN as a permanent program through Student Affairs. Thank you for all of your support!