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Mental Health Services and Resources For Students During COVID-19 State of Emergency

We recognize that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and transition to virtual and alternate modalities of learning impacts CSUN students in different ways. Students may experience, for example, an increase in stress, anxiety, worry, and/or frustration. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. As increases in social distancing occurs and students spend less time on campus and in social circles, students may find themselves feeling lonely, sad, and/or down. We encourage you to seek out social support and utilize resources to help you cope during this time. The following are a variety of resources you might find helpful:

Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19

Find links to resources related to mental health and coping during COVID-19.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Helpful Thinking During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

You Tube video, written and narrated by Dr. Russ Harris
FACE COVID - How To Respond Effectively To The Corona Crisis

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

County of Los Angeles Public Health
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

American Psychological Association (APA)
Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: TIPS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING, QUARANTINE, AND ISOLATION DURING AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAK

Crisis and Emergency, Including 24/7 Crisis Hotlines

In a Life-threatening Emergency
Dial 911, or go to the nearest Emergency Department (ER) or crisis-oriented health care facility in your immediate area.  If you live on-campus, you can call CSUN's Department of Police Services at (818) 677-2111.

Several local hospitals close to CSUN campus include

  1. Dignity Health Northridge Hospital, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge, CA 91325, (818) 885-8500
  2. Kaiser Permanente Hospital, 5601 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367, (833) 574-2273
  3. Mission Community Hospital, 14850 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402, (818) 787-2222.

UCS Urgent Care 24/7
UCS provides crisis/urgent care services for students 24/7 (24 hours per day/7 days per week).  If you are in crisis or have an urgent concern, please call UCS to speak to a counselor at (818) 677-2366 (Option 1) during regular business hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday); after business hours, please call (818) 677-2366 (Option 3) to speak to a crisis counselor.  However, if this is a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Department (ER) of crisis-oriented health care facility in your immediate area.

Crisis Hotlines (24/7)
These crisis lines offer 24-hour support for anyone who needs to talk to someone.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
  • Veterans Help Line: (800) 838-2838
  • LGBTQIA+/Trevor Project Lifeline: (866) 488-7386
  • Veterans Help Line: (800) 838-2838
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing:
    • Chat with a Lifeline counselor by video relay service: (800) 273-8255
    • TTY: (800) 799-4889
    • Voice/Caption phone: (800) 273-8255
  • Rape or sexual assault (Strength United): (818) 866-0453
  • Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Psychiatric Services Crisis Line: (818) 885-5484
  • Helpline of Southern California: (562)596-5548
  • Substance Abuse Helpline: (800) 559-9503
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: (800) 985-5990
  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health: (800) 854-7771
  • Crisis Text Line: You may sent text messages for crisis support to 741741. Text "START" in your message to have a Crisis Counselor respond to your text message.

Mental Health Apps

COVID Coach - designed to support mental health and self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Breathe 2 Relax

Calm

CBT-i Coach

CBT Thought Diary

Headspace

Sleep Cycle - iPhone only

Sleep Time

Stop Breathe & Think

Stop Panic & Anxiety Self-Help - Android only

The Worry Box

Community Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Urgent Care

Olive View Community Mental Health Urgent Care Center
(818) 485-0888
14659 Olive View Drive in Sylmar, CA 91342
Hours: Monday through Friday (8 AM–7 PM); Saturday (9 AM–5:30 PM); closed Sunday

West Valley Mental Health Center:
(818) 407-3200
20151 Nordhoff Street, Chatsworth, CA
Drop In Crisis Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

San Fernando Mental Health Center
(818) 832-2400
10605 Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills
Crisis walk in hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm

San Fernando Valley Community Clinics (sliding scale fees)

Pepperdine Community Counseling Clinic
(818) 501-1678
16830 Ventura Blvd., Suite 216, Encino, CA 91436

San Fernando Valley Counseling Center
(818) 341-1111
16461 Sherman Way, Suite 275, Van Nuys CA 91406

Child and Family Guidance Center (for ages 24 and under)
*Accepts MediCal
(818) 739-5250
9650 Zelzah Ave.
Northridge, CA 91325

ACT Health and Wellness Outpatient Clinic
*Accepts MediCal
(818) 465-9368
9003 Reseda Blvd, Suite #100 Northridge, CA 91324

San Fernando Valley County Agencies

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Access Center 24/7 Helpline (800) 854-7771
(562) 651-2549 TDD/TTY

West Valley Mental Health Center:
(818) 407-3200
20151 Nordhoff Street, Chatsworth, CA
Drop In Crisis Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

San Fernando Mental Health Center
(818) 832-2400
10605 Balboa Blvd, Granada Hills
Crisis walk in hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm

Local Hospitals

Dignity Health Northridge Hospital
Hospital Main Line: (818) 885-8500
Behavioral Health Services: (866) 515-3805
24/7 Crisis Line: (818) 885-5484
18300 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA 91325

Mission Community Hospital
Hospital Main Line: (818) 787-2222
Psychiatric Crisis Intervention and Assessment: (800) 608-4624
Behavioral Medicine Services: (800) 608-4624
14850 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402

Kaiser Permanente Hospital
(833) 574-2273
5601 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Resources for Specific Communities