Student Wellness Resources

During the course of a semester, students may face unforeseen challenges that affect their ability to learn and participate in class. As a source of support, students may confide in faculty with personal, non-academic problems. Understanding how to respond appropriately is essential. 

  • Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation for Students (CARES) Team
    The CARES Team aims to provide support for students who exhibit behaviors or disclose personal challenges in relation to their personal, physical, and emotional well-being.
  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) helps students meet the personal challenges associated with identifying and accomplishing academic, career, and life goals. Refer to the CAPS Faculty Guide for information on how to assist emotionally distressed students.
  • Project OCEAN
    Project OCEAN’s (On-Campus Emergency Assistance Network) mission is to educate the campus on suicide prevention, promote a climate that reduces the stigma associated with mental health and mental illness, and encourage students to seek help when needed.
  • Community Clinic for Counseling & Educational Services
    Services at the Community Clinic are provided by advanced graduate students who are under the direct supervision of faculty in the College of Education.
  • Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center
    Free and confidential evidence-based trauma treatment and case management for victims and their families in both individual and group therapy settings.

California Peer-Run Warm Line  |  855-845-7415
Non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support via phone and webchat.

Crisis Text Line  |  Text# 741741 
24 hour crisis counseling and referrals via text.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline  |  800-273-8255 
24 hour crisis line for crisis counseling and referrals.  Also has an online chat option.

Disaster Distress Helpline  |  800-985-5990 |  Text# TalkWithUs to 66746
24 hour counseling and support for people experiencing emotional distress related to a natural or human-caused disaster.

SAMSHA National Helpline  |  800-662-HELP 
Free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline  |  1-800-950-NAMI 
Peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.  

NAMI OC Warmline  |  714-991-6412   
Call, text, or chat 24 hours/day.  Emotional support and resources for those with mental health concerns or substance abuse.

Information about warning signs, symptoms, support sources, and how to help a friend.

Mental Health Urgent Care  |  562-634-9534 
Crisis intervention and stabilization for adults who have been diagnoses with a serious mental illness who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

Starview Behavioral Health and Urgent Care Center   |  562-548-6565  
24-hour mental health urgent care. Psychiatry, crisis intervention and case management services available.

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health  |  800-854-7771  |  Text “LA” to 741741
Mental health information and referrals.

Orange County Behavioral Health Information and Referrals  |  855-625-4657 
Telephone and online support for anyone seeking information or linkage to any of the Orange County Health Care Agency's Behavioral Health Services.