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Suicide Prevention Program @ The Beach

Project OCEAN's mission is to create a campus community at CSULB that is ready to respond and support individuals contemplating suicide. That is why we trained a group of Faculty, Staff and Students on campus to become QPR Instructors, certifying them for 3 years. For more information about the program, view our brochure.

QPR certified e card


  • Who has the Suicide Prevention Program trained in QPR?
    Current SPP Newsletter: Spring 2014 Issue
SPP newsletter 2

Past Issue: Fall 2013 Issue

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Workshops

Project OCEAN Peer Advocates are providing QPR Gatekeeper workshops during the Fall semester 2015 to teach students how to support each other and prevent suicide.

Fall 2015 dates:

  1. Session 1: Mon. Oct 12, 2015 from 12-2pm in USU 205
  2. Session 2: Thurs. Oct 29, 2015 from 11-1pm in USU 205
  3. Session 3: Tues. Nov 10, 2015 from 9-10:30am in USU 303
  4. Session 4: Tues Nov 17, 2015 from 11-1pm in USU 303

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



Express Yourself (EY) Series

Project OCEAN works to provide a supportive environment on our campus. We strive to meet students where they are at and to create a supportive community that takes pride in being able to seek support when needed. Project OCEAN's Express Yourself Series provides the CSULB community an opportunity to engage in activities and participate in events that value creativity to express our needs and share our stories.

EY Poetry Series 2013

Express Yourself Poetry Series - November, 2013

Project OCEAN in collaboration with CSULB's Poets Lounge brought teaching artist Natalie Patterson from Da Poetry Lounge LA (DPL) to support CSULB students in healing expression through poetry. Poetry is one of many forms of creative expression that can be healing to both the poet and the audience. The purpose of the poetry series is to encourage our campus to engage in self expression and seek support in one another. Natalie taught students how to write, edit, and perform poetry with 2 free poetry workshops.

Student performed with CSULB's slam poets team and DPL's featured poets at the EY Poetry Spoken Word  on 11/21/13. Music by DJ Ryan Espe.

See photos.

Express Yourself essay

Express Yourself Essay Contest: Students at CSULB shared their stories of how they have overcome challenges in their lives. The EY essay contest took place in Fall 2012. The winners of the EY contest were:

Grand Prize:

Alejandro Grover - “Homeless but Mindful”

Runner ups: 
Lisa Ciarfella - “The Leg Issue” 
Danny Shultz - Untitled

Spoken Word flyer Express Yourself Spoken Word: Project OCEAN hosted it's first Spoken Word event inviting students to perform their personal experiences and share how they overcame difficult times in their lives.

Express Yourself Buttons: Project OCEAN wants to hear your positive messages. Express YOURself by making a button at one of our tabling events.



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