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.
Volunteer with Project OCEAN
Please fill out this form to get involved and stay updated on all OCEAN events! Sign up here!
Tues. Apr. 11, 2017 from 11am-2:30pm
Location: The Speaker's Platform Lawn
Need to refuel, recharge, and reenergize your soul with some positive energy and good vibes? We’ve got emotional support animals for you to cuddle with, hammocks to rest in, free massages, a photobooth, a DJ, live musical and dance performances by student groups, fun games, and free lunch served by our LB firefighters! Come and learn from over 40 different organizations providing helpful resources both on campus and within the community. Live Your Life Day is hosted by Project OCEAN and dedicated to promoting mental health and overall wellness (emotional, physical, social, and spiritual) for all college students and members of the community.
We are currenting looking for LYLD Volunteers! Food and an official OCEAN t-shirt will be provided. SIGN UP HERE!
Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017 from 11am-1pm
Location: USU 304
Thursday Mar. 9, 2017 from 4-6pm
Location: USU 303
Thursday Mar. 23, 2017 from 2-4pm
Location: USU 303
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.
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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 Dates: TBA
Want to learn helpful tips and fun 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? Drop by any of the times below and take a little time for yourself on Tuesdays with Project OCEAN!
Tragedic 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.
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.
Free confidential referral and information helpline that provides information about local community resources including counseling and mental health.
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
A free, confidential resource to help you resolve personal, family, or work-related problems. By appointment only.
Staying Connected with Project OCEAN
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!