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The WellBeingU initiative offers resources, programs, and events to support the mental and physical well-being of students and to promote the holistic wellness of the entire Cal State LA community. 

Upcoming Events

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Student Art Contest

Students are invited to submit original artwork representing the natural world conveying some or all of the themes featured in the Janice Cordova Garden of Well-Being: Relaxation, Healing, and Transcendence. The winning artwork will be reproduced and displayed on the glass door and windows of the Student Health Center building adjacent to the center of the garden. Enter by Feb. 10, 2023.

Support your well-being

Explore Your Personalized Wellness Platform

YOU@CalStateLA is a student well-being platform offered through WellBeingU. The personalized digital portal is designed to help you manage stress, set goals, improve your well-being, and connect to campus resources so you can stay well and have a successful semester. Create a confidential profile with your MyCalStateLA login at

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Get Support for Your Basic Needs

Cal State LA is committed to providing assistance to students to help with technology support, emergency housing, financial support, mental health services, and more. Our goal is for you to receive the services you need to support your overall well-being and achieve academic success.

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    Counseling and Psychological Services

    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides confidential and non-judgmental help with your personal growth and psychological wellness. Find information about counseling, workshops, support groups, and referral services on the CAPS website and schedule an appointment.

    After-Hours Crisis Hotline

    CAPS offers an After-Hours Crisis Hotline. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis after hours, please call 323-343-3314 and press 1 to be connected to a counselor. Learn more about after-hours and emergency support.

    New 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.

    When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors who will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. Learn more about the 988 Lifeline.

    Janice Cordova Garden of Well-Being

    Located in the heart of campus, the Janice Cordova Garden of Well-Being is a beautiful place for meditation, gathering and refreshment. It features a meditative walking path, as well as local plants that promote relaxation, healing, and transcendence. 

    Latest Podcast

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    Mind Excursions Podcast: Practicing Non-Attachment

    In this episode of First Lady Debbie Covino's Mind Excursions podcast, you'll learn how you can cultivate an orientation to life that allows you to relax and take constructive action from a state of inner peace and balance.

    Listen to previous episodes of the WellBeingU podcast series: Mind Excursions and the WellBeingU Update.


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    Well-Being Wednesdays

    Well-Being Wednesdays encourage a culture of compassion and caring with the help of WellBeingU ambassadors and Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) volunteers.

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    Mental Health First Aid

    More than 1,000 faculty, staff, and students have been certified in Mental Health First Aid, learning skills necessary to identify and assist those in need of mental health resources.

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    Speaker Series

    The WellBeingU Speaker Series features notable leaders and experts, including Dr. Daphne Miller, family physician and author, who explored the benefits of connecting with nature at our latest event.

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    WellBeingU Champions

    Each year, a student, faculty, and staff member are honored with the WellBeingU Champion Awards for their extraordinary and innovative dedication to the well-being of others. Learn more about the WellBeingU Champion Awards and nomination process.

    Additional Resources

    Read the First Lady Dr. Debbie Covino's Blog to get insights into topics and learn about techniques that can help improve your inner well-being, explore additional well-being resources through the Office of the Dean of Students, and learn about ways to foster community by getting involved on campus.

    About WellBeingU

    To promote a welcoming and inclusive environment for learning, interaction, and engagement, President William A. Covino and First Lady Debbie Covino created the WellBeingU initiative in 2014, formerly known as Mind Matters. WellBeingU is made possible by collaboration among offices and divisions across campus and philanthropic support.