Creating a balanced life is a work in progress. You may be able to get back in balance on your own or you may want to enlist the help of a medical or mental health expert.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS provides brief counseling for individuals and couples, group counseling, psychiatric services, referrals, crisis intervention, and workshops to eligible CSUF students.
Help Quitting Smoking
Free tobacco/smoking cessation classes are available to CSUF students, staff and faculty through Anaheim Regional Medical Center. Classes are offered in a variety of formats (outlined below), and all formats address issues such as identifying triggers, developing coping skills, making lifestyle changes, creating a support system, and preventing a relapse. All classes are held within a 5 minute drive from campus.
Cessation Class Formats Available:
- A Five-week cessation class series
- Single meeting educational seminar
- Individual counseling sessions
- Telephone hot-line
- Support group
- Free nicotine patches for adults 18 and over who complete cessation classes
To sign up for any of these FREE services, call 1-866-NEW-LUNG or 1-866-639-5864.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)
BASICS is designed to assist students with high-risk drinking behaviors to set goals to reduce their drinking. Not a cessation program, BASICS uses motivational interviewing to allow students to identify behaviors they can change to reduce harm related to drinking. For more information, or to schedule a BASICS appointment, please contact Narayana Darst or Laura Ross.
CHOICES is a two-part interactive workshop that addresses how to make informed decisions about alcohol use. Participants will discuss strategies to reduce their risk of alcohol-related harm for themselves and others. For further information or sign up for a CHOICES workshop please contact Jovannys Mejia, Health Education Graduate Assistant.
Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) - Suicide Prevention Program
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in college students, and is preventable. Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) is a 90-minute training facilitated by a mental health professional and certified educator. Students and staff are often in an excellent positions to prevent suicide by being able to refer someone who may need help. QPR is designed to empower bystanders to help someone who may be considering suicide. QPR consists of three important life-saving skills:
- 1. Question…a person about suicide,
- 2. Persuade…the person to get help,
- 3. Refer…the person to the appropriate resources
To schedule the QPR workshop, or learn more about suicide prevention programs on campus, please contact Darany Hoang.