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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 and Workshops

QPR Suicide Prevention Training 2019


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.

Open Session Training Dates:
Wed. February 12, 2020: 11:00am-1:00pm in USU 306

Thurs. February 20, 2020: 2:30pm-4:30pm in USU 304

Wed. March 04, 2020: 12:30pm-2:30pm in SPA 103

Wed. March 18, 2020: 9:30am-11:30am in USU 306

Tues. April 07, 2020: 1:30pm-3:30pm in USU 306

Wed. May 06, 2020: 12:30pm-2:30pm in USU 306

RSVP for one of these dates, please Click Here!

Upcoming Events


Pop into Wellness with CAPS and Project OCEAN is a series of tabling events focused on promoting mental health and wellness within the campus community. Come stop by to learn about mental health resources and engage in various wellness activities!
Below is a list of Spring 2020 dates, times, and locations:

1/28/20: Feelings Fabric at the Fine Arts Building from 1:30 PM-3:30 PM

2/11/20: Sound Bath at the Bookstore Lawn from 11 AM- 2 PM

2/18/20: Gratitude & Mental Health at the Housing Dining Hall from 11 AM- 1 PM (Location TBA)

3/3/20: Dance the Stress Away at the Bookstore Lawn from 11 AM- 2 PM

3/24/20: Self-Care Plan(t) at the Outpost Lawn from 1 PM- 3 PM

4/14/20: Live Your Life Day at Speaker's Platform from 11 AM- 2 PM

4/29/20: #QuoteYourTruth at the Track and Field Circle form 1 PM- 3 PM

5/12/20: Aromatherapy outside of the Library from 11 AM- 2 PM




Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 from 11:00AM - 2:00PM @ Speaker's Platform

Live Your Life Day is a celebration of life and mental wellness. You will have an opportunity to participate in a day of fun-filled activities, connect with other students, and learn about resources to support your mental health. There will be FREE FOOD, MUSIC, WELLNESS ACTIVITIES & MORE!

Past Events


Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 from 5:30PM - 8:30PM @ Friendship Walk

Light the Night with Hope is a celebration of hope and mental wellness where the campus community will have the opportunity to participate in a fun-filled evening. There will be free food, music, giveaways, and wellness activities. This year’s theme is inspired by the sunset as we aim to cultivate hope, community, and a sense of connection on campus.


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:


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!