Mental Health and Wellness

Supporting healthy minds.

Supporting healthy minds.

The California Community Colleges are committed to supporting all colleges with identifying, implementing, and sustaining strategies for addressing student health, mental health, wellness, and basic needs.


California Community Colleges Health & Wellness: Providing students, faculty and staff with resources, best practices and opportunities for mental health and well-being.

Crisis Text Line: The Crisis Text Line is a free and confidential 24/7 text and WhatsApp counseling service available to any California community college student who may be experiencing a mental health challenge. Text COURAGE to 741741 to be connected to a trained crisis counselor. Available in English and Spanish.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides confidential assistance to anyone in crisis and their loved ones through a live chat and free 24-hour hotline at 800-273-8255.

Wellness Ambassador Program: The California Community Colleges Wellness Ambassador Program trains community college students to serve as advocates for the mental health and wellness of their peers.