Crisis and Mental Health Resources

CSULB crisis and mental health resources assist the Beach community by supporting their needs from an immediate crisis to finding ways to improve personal wellbeing.

Beach Crisis Text Line

Free and anonymous 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention hotline. The Beach Crisis Text Line envisions an empathetic world where nobody feels alone.
Text BEACH to 74-17-41 for free support to reach a volunteer Crisis Counselor.

The Beach Community has a free 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention hotline.

By texting "BEACH" to 741741, participants will connect to a trained crisis volunteer, who will introduce themselves, reflect on what you've typed, and invite you to share at your own pace. Text responders are here for support, and to help you sort through your feelings by asking questions, empathizing, and actively listening.

Text responders may offer other resources you may find helpful. Please note that HIPAA compliance policies do apply to using this service, and patient information should not be included in any texts.

Phone Numbers & Hotlines

Hub for crisis hotlines and resources to make faculty, staff and students aware of the resources and hotlines available to them if they find themselves in a crisis situation or needing support.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone:(562) 989-7697
Spanish Helpline: (310) 516-8626

Beach Crisis Text Line

Text BEACH to 74 17 41 and reach a confidential counselor for support 24/7  

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

(562) 985-4001
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekdays On-campus crisis walk-in services
After hours counselor available  

COVID-19 Safety Line

(562) 985-1900 

County Recourses Directory (Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino, Ventura)


CSULB University Police Department

Non-Emergency Line: (562) 985-4101
Anonymous Crime Tip Line: (562) 985-0042   

Domestic Violence Hotline

(562) 594-4555

Narcotics Anonymous

(310) 390-0279  

National Domestic Violence Hotline

(800) 799-7233  

Overeaters Anonymous


Student Health Services 

(562) 985-4771
After Hours Nurse Advice Line: (800) 240-7617
5 p.m. to 8 a.m. weekdays; 24 hours on weekends and campus holidays (800) 799-SAFE (7233)   

Suicide Prevention (English/Spanish)


Trans Lifeline

Peer-led support hotline 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. (877) 565-8860   

Trevor Project LGBTIQ Lifeline

(866) 488-7386   

Veteran Combat Call Center

(877) WAR-VETS (927-8387)   

YWCA Greater LA Sexual Assault Crisis Services   


Find Help Now

An anonymous support services navigation tool that helps students, faculty and staff connect to the right help in moments of need in just a few clicks.  

Find Help Now Website

Find Help Now is an essential crisis navigation tool that helps students, faculty, and staff connect to the right help in moments of need.

This service is for any situation, large or small, sudden or gradual. Crisis can take many forms, whether it is coping with a stressful event, a family challenge, a financial hardship, or a mental and/or physical health condition. No matter what life throws your way, help is here for you. Use Find Help Now for yourself or to help a friend or colleague that you see struggling.

Campus Crisis Response Resources

Campus crisis response resources assist the Beach community in cultivating a culture of care and promoting wellbeing at CSULB.

Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation for Students Team (CARES)

CARES identifies, discusses, investigates, evaluates, and monitors student behavior which poses a concern and/or potential or actual threat to self or others.

Campus Assessment & Stabilization Team (CAST)

Mobile mental health team supporting the Long Beach community with a humanistic response to urgent matters at CSULB. 

More Campus Health and Wellbeing Resources