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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.


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! Sign up here!


7th Annual Live Your Life Day!

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? Come LIVE YOUR LIFE: WHEREVER YOU ARE. We’ve got emotional support animals for you to cuddle with, hammocks to rest in, free massages, a photobooth, a DJ, live musical performances, dance and cultural pieces performed by student groups, fun games, and free lunch will be served! Come and learn from over 40 different organizations providing helpful resources both on campus and within the community. Life 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.

Live Your Life Day Flyer

Live Your Life Day Flyer



We are currenting looking for LYLD Volunteers! Food and an official OCEAN t-shirt will be provided. CLICK HERE!


Interested in being a performer at Live Your Life Day? SIGN UP HERE!


Would your organization or department like to table at Live Your Life Day? REGISTER HERE!

Body Positivity Pop-Up Cafe

Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017 from 11am-1pm

Location: USU 304



Body Positivity Pop-up Cafe

Body Positivity Pop-Up Cafe Flyer



Speed Friending

Thursday Mar. 9, 2017 from 4-6pm

Location: USU 303


Speed Friending Flyer

Speed Friending Flyer



Challenging Your Inner Voice

Thursday Mar. 23, 2017 from 2-4pm

Location: USU 303


Challenging Your Inner Voice Flyer

Challenging Your Inner Voice Flyer

Trainings and Workshops

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 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.

Training Dates:

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 4-6pm @ USU 304
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 11a-1pm @ USU 202
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 1-3pm @ USU 303
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 4-6pm @ USU 205
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 4-6pm @ USU 303
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 12:30-2:30pm @ USU 303

RSVP for one of these dates, please Click Here!

QPR Spring 2017 Flyer


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 Dates: TBA


OCEAN Wellness Wagon: Taking Time for You Tuesdays!

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!


  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 11am-1:30pm @ TBD
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 11am-1:30pm @ TBD
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 11am-1:30pm @ TBD

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.

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!