Project OCEAN (On Campus Emergency Assistance Network) serves CSULB by promoting a campus climate that reduces the stigma of mental health issues and encourages help seeking behaviors when needed. Project OCEAN hosts campus wide events to advocate stigma removal of mental illness. Project OCEAN is proud to present workshops on suicide prevention and supporting our peers who have mental health concerns. Volunteer opportunities are available for all interested students, staff and faculty.
Project OCEAN is here to stay! Many of you may have heard or have been wondering what will happen when the CalMHSA grant ends. Now we know.
CSULB has decided to fund Project OCEAN as a permanent program provided as part of Student Services!!! Thank you all for your support and stay tuned for more free workshops on mental health and suicide prevention and more!
A special thank you to this year's Project OCEAN peers: Nancy Trinh, Crystal Vartanian, Cristina Chavez and Francisco Granados!
**Congratulations Ranil Weerackoon!**
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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.
Currently, Project OCEAN is 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. CalMHSA operates services and education programs on a statewide, regional and local basis.
Project OCEAN focuses on providing CSULB with training and psychoeducation about mental illness and mental health as it relates to prevention and early intervention. Project OCEAN strives to increase awareness of support services on campuses and in the community and also offers free online mental health screenings. 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.