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. 

Take care of your well-being

Support for your mental and physical health

The Student Health Center provides high-quality, affordable health care and health education for Cal State LA students. Learn more about the offered services and schedule an appointment on the Student Health Center website.

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.

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.

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.


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.

    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.

    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.