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Our Mission


roject 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 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.


Interested in joining our team? Project OCEAN is currently hiring Peer Educators for 2015-2016!


Please click on the position for job description. Positions available:

Graduate Peer Educator (1 opening)

Undergraduate Peer Educator (2 openings)


Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and Fall 2015 class schedule to Jane Duong, Project OCEAN Program Coordinator at:



Any applications received after 12PM will NOT be accepted.


Live Your Life Day: Navigating Your Mental Wealth

Tues. Apr. 14, 2015 from 11am-2pm

The lawn in front of The Bookstore

Project OCEAN will host its 5th annual Live Your Life Day. Our theme for this year is "Navigating Your Mental Wealth", which will focus on the MIND, BODY, SOUL, and how it leads to STUDENT SUCCESS. “Live Your Life Day” will feature a resource fair with on and off campus organizations, food, a live DJ, hammocks, shaved ice, a photobooth, and demonstrations by groups and clubs on campus to promote mental wellness and healthy living. Come join us for a day of fun!

We need volunteers! Want to help out at LYLD?

To volunteer, please Click Here!


LYL Day flyer


"Living Mentally Well" with


Kevin Hines

Wed. Feb 18, 2015 from 4-6pm

The Anatol Center

Two years after Kevin was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Kevin is one of only 34 people (<1%) to survive the 220 feet fall. Since then, he has dedicated his life to sharing his story and helping others live mentally well. His story reminds us that living mentally well takes time, endurance, hard work, and support. In 2009, Kevin was awarded the Consumer Leadership Award by SAMHSA for his outstanding work as a suicide prevention advocate. He is an international speaker and the author of Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt.


There will also be a 45-minute Meet & Greet Reception with Kevin Hines to follow.


To register for this special FREE event, please Click Here!

Space is limted to 125 attendees.


living mentally well with Kevin Hines flyer


CSU Candlelight of HOPE

Tues. Oct. 21, 2014 from 5-8pm

The fountain in front of Brotman Hall

Come light a candle to give comfort and support to those who have been affected by suicide. We will be decorating candlelight paper bags and writing words of hope and encouragement to our entire CSU wide campus community.


If you are interested in volunteering for the Candlelight of HOPE, please sign up here.

CSU Candlelight of HOPE


Volunteering opportunities are available for all interested students!

Please fill out this form to get involved and stay updated on all OCEAN Events! Click Here!


Trainings and Workshops


OCEAN Wellness Workshops: Taking Time for You Days!

Want to learn helpful tips and exercises on how to manage your stress? How about different communication strategies to improve interpersonal relationships? Or are you interested in learning how to form healthy relationships with those around you? Come and take care of yourself with Project OCEAN!


  1. Forming Healthy Relationships: Mon. April 6, 2015 1-2:30pm in BH-226
  2. Managing Your Stress: Tues. April 28, 2015 10-11:30AM in USU 305


Wellness flyers

To RSVP for these workshops, please Click Here!


QPR Suicide Prevention Training!

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 90-minute 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.


Spring 2015 dates:

  1. Thurs. Jan. 29, 2015 2-4pm USU 305
  2. Thurs. Feb. 5, 2015 12-2pm USU 305
  3. Tues. Feb. 10, 2015 10am-12pm USU 303
  4. Mon. Feb. 23, 2015 12-2pm USU 304
  5. Wed. Mar. 11, 2015 9:30-11:30am USU 303
  6. Tues. Mar. 24, 2015 10am-12pm USU 303
  7. Wed. Apr. 15, 2015 9:30-11:30am USU 303
  8. Tues. Apr. 28, 2015 10am-12pm USU 303


To RSVP for one of these dates, please Click Here!


QPR Workshop Flyer


Mental Health First Aid - 8 hr. Certification

The Mental Health First Aid program is an interactive session which runs 8 hours. It is conducted as two four-hour events spaced over two weeks. Mental Health First Aid certification introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problem and builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.

Participants will learn:

  1. The potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury
  2. An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities
  3. A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care

Training for Spring 2015 will not be available this semester. Please check back again in Fall 2015.


For Staff and Faculty: QPR Suicide Prevention Training!

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save
thousands of lives each year, QPR Gatekeepers learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone to help. Be a QPR
Gatekeeper this semester! The certification is free for all staff and faculty!

Project OCEAN has trained a cadre of faculty, staff, and students in appropriate referral strategies using the QPR Training Model. Your participation plays a very significant role in creating that safety net in preventing suicide on our campus.

Training for Spring 2015 will not be available this semester. Please check back again in Fall 2015.


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 now 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 to institutionalize and fund OCEAN as a permanent program through Student Services. Thank you for all of your support!