Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental health conditions affect everyone whether directly or indirectly through family, friends, or community. Winter quarter is a time that is known to be especially trying for mental health and for many, this has been heightened while responding to the current global pandemic.
As part of a dedicated effort to support student’s emotional health and wellbeing, ASI Student Government has partnered with PULSE to present Mental Health Awareness Week, Feb. 22–26, 2021. Throughout the week, resources and educational materials will be shared through the ASI Student Government and Cal Poly ASI social media accounts for the community to learn about available support and events.
Student Government and PULSE have also created the Mental Health Resource Guide — a compiled list of on- and off-campus self-help resources. This guide contains information and links, including hotline numbers, for support available at the university, in San Luis Obispo County, and the greater San Luis Obispo County areas.
Student Government and PULSE hopes that this collaboration will be helpful to those that may need assistance during these times. Love, empathy, and respect, we care about each and every one of you!
Mental Health Resource Guide
For more local, community, and national resources, please visit Campus Health & Wellbeing.
On-Campus Mental Health Resources:
- Cal Poly Counseling Services
- Group therapy, individual therapy, couples therapy, crisis services, emotional well-being workshops.
- 24/7 Crisis Line and to schedule appointments: 805-756-2511
- Health: 805-756-1211
- Wellbeing: 805-756-6181
- Peer Wellness Programs
- Schedule a 1:1 consultation today with a trained peer coach.
Online Resources through Campus Health & Wellbeing:
- COVID-19 and Mental Health
- Mental Health Screening
- Self-Help Resources
- Resources for First Generation College Students
San Luis Obispo County Resources:
- Support for survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, or intimate partner violence
- 855-886-7473 (RISE)
- 51 Zaca Lane #100, San Luis Obispo (5 miles from Cal Poly)
- Community Counseling Center
- Non-profit organization that provides short-term, low-cost, professional counseling for individuals, couples, and families who would not otherwise be able to afford it. Most clients have no insurance and a low to moderate income.
- 1129 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo (3 miles from Cal Poly)
- Local Clinicians (provided by Cal Poly Disability Resource Center)
- Local clinicians familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities and ADHD.
- Local Psychiatrists (list provided by Campus Health & Wellbeing)
- Transitions Mental Health Association (TMHA)
- County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health
- Crisis Text Line
Self-help Resource Apps:
Resources for outside San Luis Obispo County:
- Find a therapist in your area.
- Community Referrals (provided by Campus Health & Wellbeing)
- Call the customer service number on your insurance card and ask for a list of providers in your area.
- Psychology Today Therapist Finder page
- narrow your search by insurance carrier, presenting concern, and other.
- Crisis Text Line
- Text ‘HOME’ to 741741
- Free, 24/7 crisis counseling
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Central Coast Hotline
- Confidential, free, 24/7
- Trevor Lifeline
- For LGBTQIA young adults
- 24/7 support
- Trans Lifeline