Please enjoy this "self-help" section of our website. Please keep in mind that, although the resources and materials offered here are to support students in decreasing distress and growing in areas of functioning and identity, they are not meant to replace professional support, when needed. If you are experiencing distress and are in need of support, please call our center to schedule a first appointment. If experiencing an urgent matter, please call (818) 677-2366, Option 1, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during weekdays to speak to a crisis counselor. You can also speak with a crisis counselor on the phone 24/7 (including weekends) by dialing (818)677-2366 and selecting option 3. If you are experiencing a life-threatening, medical, or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addiction
Al-Anon Support groups for loved ones of individuals struggling with substance use.
Klotz Student Health Center Self-Assessments Anonymous and in-depth self-assessments you can take to learn more about alcohol and marijuana use.
Start Your Recovery: Substance Abuse Resources and Support, find alcohol and other drug treatment/support resources as well as read others' stories.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline: A 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. (800)662-HELP (4357)
Carson’s Story, A Young Man’s Life and Death: Awake Awake Alive – YouTube Safety education about the signs and dangers of alcohol poisoning.
Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict – YouTube A documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction.
Nuggets: FilmBilder – YouTube A powerful cartoon depicting potential risks of substance misuse.
Anger Management: I Feel Pretty – YouTube movie clip
Calm app Relaxation and meditation app to assist the user with sleep, meditation, and relaxation. Options to customize the experience include nature scenes and sounds, music and other cues. App can be used anytime, including while relaxing, sleeping, working, or studying.
iChill app – Trauma Resource Institute App informs user about the effects of stress on us and our functioning. Provides exercises to assess the user in decreasing and self-regulating stress levels.
Headspace app Meditation app that can help the user with reducing stress, anxiety, depression, aggression and help increase focus and improve sleep, compassion, mood, relationships, and more!
Afraid of People: Freedom From Fear – YouTube A Social Anxiety Documentary
¿Qué es la Ansiedad? – PsicoActiva (SPANISH VIDEO)
Computer, Internet, and Video Gaming Compulsion/Addiction
Sex, Love, and Relationship Addiction
Dating and Relationships
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Mindfulness & Meditation
Captel, captioned telephones for hearing loss
Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program, telephone communications access for all deaf and disabled Californians
Google Meet, real time video meetings with captions
Otter.ai, speech to text transcription
Soundhound, music detection and real-time captions/lyrics
First-Generation College Students
Grief and Loss
Mental Health Treatment
Mental Health Diagnoses
Borderline Personality Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Racial Justice and Ally Resources
DiAngelo, Robin. (2012) Nothing to add: A challenge to white silence in racial discussions. From: Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, the official journal of the White Privilege Conference, a program of the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion.
About Race Relations in America
About Race and the Church/Faith
About Whiteness and Privilege
About Healing Racial Trauma
If you are in immediate danger call 9-1-1
If you have experienced sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and/or stalking, it is important to remember that you are not responsible for what happened - it is not your fault. The only person who could have prevented the act of violence was the perpetrator. When beginning the healing process, it can be helpful to choose to be with people who will believe what you say and support you. Whether you want to talk about your experiences or not, there are many people and resources that can help in your recovery.
It is completely normal to not know if you want to report an incident of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking. It is your right to be provided with information to help you make that informed decision. CSUN's Campus Care Advocate (see below) can help you sort out your options and can accompany you to get medical attention as well as to any proceedings related to the sexual misconduct.
CSUN Campus Care Advocates (affiliated with Strength United)
Danielle Samuel & Ally Strait
Klotz Student Health Center, 2nd Floor, Room 201
Northridge, CA 91325
The Campus Care Advocates are a confidential resource on campus for students, faculty, and staff who wish to discuss any matters related to sexual violence, relationship abuse, domestic violence, gender based harassment, and stalking. The Campus Care Advocates can provide emergency and ongoing support services for victims/survivors, including crisis support; advocacy and accompaniments to medical, legal, law enforcement, and Title IX proceedings; counseling; assistance with campus accommodations; and referrals to community resources.
24/7 Crisis Line: (818) 886-0453 or (661) 253-0258
Strength United - Sexual Assault Advocacy & Counseling
Strength United - Facebook page
Strength United is a chartered center of California State University, Northridge (CSUN), which provides comprehensive Sexual Assault Advocacy and Counseling.
Survivors of sexual violence choose to file or not file a report for many different reasons. There is no one right choice. If you would like to talk to someone first about what is involved in the various processes of reporting, a confidential counselor at Strength United is available 24 hours a day at 818-886-0453 OR 661-253-0258. You can also talk to the Campus Care Advocate about this. Strength United advocates and Campus Care Advocates are also available to accompany you if you choose to make a report to CSUN Police Services, CSUN’s Title IX Coordinator, CSUN’s Office of Student Affairs, or the appropriate law enforcement agency.
University Counseling Services (Confidential Resource)
(818) 677-2366, Option 1 - to make an appointment
(818) 677-2366, Option 3 - for crisis/urgent care services 24/7
University Counseling Services (UCS) offers confidential support and counseling for students experiencing personal difficulties as a result of having experienced an incident of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and/or stalking. Professional counseling staff, licensed psychologists, or therapists with experience in trauma response and healing are available to assist students with personal counseling.
Reporting to CSUN’s Department of Police Services and/or local police is an option at any time. If you choose not to report to the police immediately following a sexual violence incident, you can still make a report at a later time. However, with the passage of time, the ability to gather evidence to assist with criminal prosecution may be limited. Depending on the circumstances, the police may be able to obtain a criminal restraining order on your behalf.
To report an incident to CSUN’s Department of Police Services, call 818-677-2111.
For more information and resources, including how to make an anonymous report, please visit CSUN Police Department's Rape and Sexual Violence page.
If you are not sure who to contact or would like help in making the report, you can call 818-677-2077 to speak with your Campus Title IX Coordinator.
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equity and Diversity
University Hall 285
The University has designated a Campus Title IX Coordinator to monitor and oversee all matters related to discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender/sex. The Title IX Coordinator is available to explain and discuss your right to file a criminal complaint; the University’s relevant complaint process and your right to receive assistance with that process, including what an investigation entails; how confidentiality is handled; available resources, both on and off campus; and other related matters. Students who have experienced sexual violence are encouraged to seek immediate assistance from police and healthcare providers for their physical safety, emotional support and medical care. The Title IX Coordinator is available to assist you in notifying university police, if you wish. University police can escort you to a safe place and transport you to a hospital or a sexual assault response center for a medical examination, if needed. The Title IX Coordinator can also provide you access to a confidential care advocate. You are strongly encouraged to seek assistance from the Title IX Coordinator who can provide you with information on your options, rights and remedies.
Visit Equity and Diversity Title-IX webpage for more information and resources for sexual violence prevention and awareness.
- Rights and Options for Survivors of Sexual Misconduct
- Student Resources and Reporting Options for Sexual Violence and Relationship Abuse
- Campus Activities & Resources on Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response
- Your Lived Experience Matters
We know that experiencing these issues can affect many aspects of a student’s life. The goal is to remedy the effects on students as much as possible and support them in being successful in their education. The Title IX Coordinator can work with departments in arranging academic accommodations.
Klotz Student Health Center
The Klotz Student Health Center (SHC) is committed to providing students with physical and emotional care following incidents of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. During clinic hours, students can be seen by medical professionals specially trained to care for students who have experienced these issues. Depending on the circumstances, medical services may include emergency contraception, STI testing, pregnancy testing, and antibiotics to treat a potential infection. For full forensic exams free of charge, the SHC will help the student make arrangements to receive the full examination at the Northridge Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS) in Van Nuys. A forensic exam may be performed that can preserve evidence in case the student would like to report the incident at a later time. In addition, they can provide access to resources, including referrals to on- and off-campus support services. To contact the Klotz Student Health Center, please call 818-677-3666.
Many students who have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and/or stalking no longer feel safe within their current living situation. The Title IX Coordinator can assist students with a variety of options for housing modifications depending on the circumstances. To discuss possible options, call the Title IX Coordinator at 818-677-2077.
RAINN - Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
24/7 National Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
Resources, Live Chat available
Peace Over Violence - Rape & Battery Hotline
24-hour Hotlines: (213) 626-3393 or (626) 793-3385
Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis support for anyone in the US via text
Family Justice Center
24-Hour Support, Referral, and Response Line: (818) 886-0453 or (661) 253-0258
Articles on Self-Care
Articles & Blogs
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, (800) 273-8255
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, (800) 952-5626
Veterans Crisis Line 24-hour Hotline, (800) 273-8255, Press 1
Wounded Warrior Project, (888) 997-2586
Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN ) - Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Operation: Shattering Barriers
Veteran Peer Led Group
(800) 854-7771, extension 3
To All who Served & Military Family Members
Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Service Connection Claims
- Job Training
- And much MORE
Chatworth Vet Center
Available to consult with CSUN student veterans about available services for veterans, Active Duty members, and their families.
20496 Devonshire Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
For more locations or additional information about vet center services, visit Vet Centers (Readjustment Counseling).