Students can access a crisis hotline whenever mental health needs arise.
Since the return to in-person learning, mental health services are being offered to students on campus once again.
As a college student living far from home, losing someone is one of the hardest experiences, but there are many healthy ways to grieve instead of resorting to negative coping mechanisms.
During Wednesday’s ASI Senate meeting, students expressed support for moving funds away from the UPD and instead go toward CAPS.
Counseling and Psychological Services at Long Beach State has seen fewer students seeking assistance this year, which Director Bongjoo Hwang feels may be due to a lack of in-person sessions.
Even with additional stress related to the 2020 presidential election, only a handful of Long Beach State students sought out psychological support from CAPS to help cope.
With the coronavirus pandemic forcing millions of Americans to stay home and isolate themselves, experts have agreed that isolation can have a negative impact on mental health.
CAPS and Project Ocean offered a free, two-day mental health training that focused on education on mental illness and suicide prevention tools.
The Counseling and Psychology Services director sits down to recap the program’s progress and plans for the future.
Light the Night with Hope, hosted by CAPS and Project OCEAN, was held on Nov. 20 at the Friendship Walk. It brought the CSULB community together for an evening of hope, inspiration and remembrance for those who have died by suicide.