Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Resources for Students

mood tracker app

T2 Mood Tracker

self-help anxiety app

Self-help for Anxiety

pacifica app


Counseling & Psychological Services YouTube channel
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
Free guided meditations in English & Spanish

What is Mindfulness?

The Attitude of Acceptance
Self-compassion guided meditations, practices, and exercises

Eating Disorder Hope
Links to books & videos on eating disorders

Understand the “Fight, Flight, Freeze Response”


Brodzinsky, D. M., Schechter, M. D., & Henig, R. M. (1993). Being adopted: The lifelong search for self. New York: Anchor Books.

Chodron, P. (2003). Uncomfortable with uncertainty: 108 teachings on cultivating fearlessness and compassion. Boston: Shambhala Publications.

Chodron, P. (2016). When things fall apart: Heart advice for difficult times. Boston: Shambhala Publications.

Davis, Laura (1990). The courage to heal workbook: A guide for woman and men survivors of child sexual abuse. New York: HarperCollins.

Hanh, T. N. (2006). Reconciliation: Healing the inner child. Berkeley: Parallax Press.

Lifton, B. J. (1995). Journey of the adopted self: A quest for wholeness. New York: Basic Books.

Luskin, F. (2003). Forgive for good: A proven prescription for health and happiness. New York: HarperCollins.

McKay, M., Fanning, P., Honeychurch, C., & Sutker, C., (2005). The self-esteem companion: Simple exercises to help you challenge your inner critic and celebrate your personal strengths. Oakland: New Harbinger.

Neff, K. (2015). Self-compassion: The proven power of being kind to yourself. New York: William Morrow.

Pittman, F. (1994). Man enough: Fathers, sons, and the search for masculinity. New York: Penguin.

Quinn, J.F. (1999). I am a woman finding my voice: Celebrating the extraordinary blessings of being a woman. New York: Eagle Brook.

Spradlin, S.E. (2003). Don’t let your emotions run your life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy can put you in control. Oakland: New Harbinger.

Thompson, K. (1991). To be a man: In search of the deep masculine. New York: Penguin. 

Suicide Prevention for Students is a web-based resource created by the Jed Foundation to provide students with a non-threatening and supportive link to their college's mental health center as well as important mental health information. Students are able to download information about various mental illnesses, ask questions, make appointments, and seek help anonymously via the Internet. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free telephone number (24 hours/day, 7 days/week): 800-273-TALK (8255)

Veteran's Crisis Line  Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available as well.

The Trevor Project. Around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

Trans Lifeline. Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid. 

24 Hour Asian American Suicide Prevention. The 24 hour Asian American Suicide prevention hotline pprovides immediate help to anyone in a crisis or who is at risk for suicide. Several llanguages are available, including: Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Fujianese.

KiranKiran's mission is to end the cycle of abuse and to serve and empower South Asian victims of domestic violence by providing culturally specific services and comprehensive economic, social and community resources. While they are located in North Carolina, they offer services all over the country.

Go Ask Alice! is a web-based health question-and-answer service produced by Alice!, Columbia University's Health Education Program. Go Ask Alice! provides information to help young people make better decisions concerning their health and well-being. Go Ask Alice! answers questions about relationships, sexuality, emotional health, alcohol and other drugs, and other topics. The addresses of e-mails sent to Go Ask Alice! are electronically scrambled to preserve the senders' confidentiality. Questions are answered by a team of Columbia University health educators and information and research specialists from other health-related organizations.

The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), in collaboration with 18 other County departments and agencies, is pleased to announce a new centralized resource hub for older adults, linking residents to 120+ unique senior services available throughout L.A. County, including

Emergency Preparedness – Find your closest cooling center, request free sandbags, and sign up for your local emergency notification system.
Health and Wellness – Find available health services, including mental health, protective, supportive, and physical fitness services.
Nutrition Services – Find your local Community and Senior Center, nearest food bank, and financial food subsidies.

Often you might have a need for support, resources, information, or community that is best provided by one of our many fellow campus departments. You are welcome to explore these resources further at your leisure, or one of our counselors may refer you to them during an appointment:

Integrated CARE Network - We strive to promote, maintain, and improve the health and wellbeing of Cal Poly Pomona’s Students through Integration and Partnerships, Prevention, Early Intervention, and Access to Resources.

Resources for Undocumented Students

Student Health Services is an ambulatory care facility (you have to be able to walk in on your own) offering visits with medical providers by appointment or through Acute Care for non-life threatening sudden accidents or injuries.

Survivor Advocacy Services provides confidential support, prevention education, and promote advocacy for individuals impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic abuse and stalking in the Cal Poly Pomona community.

Disability Resource Center provides accommodations and support services to students with disabilities to ensure equal or equivalent access and opportunity to all campus programs, services, and activities whether they are curricular or co-curricular.

Career Services provides you with resources and assistance to address all aspects of career planning and job search.

Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers empowers students toward success through engagement, leadership development, and diversity enrichment.

Ombuds Office offers confidential, neutral, independent, and informal assistance in resolving your issues, problems, or concerns. The ombuds office serves all members of the Cal Poly Pomona campus including students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Communication with the Ombuds Office does not constitute notice to the University.

Registrar’s Office provides an important link between academic policies of Cal Poly Pomona and our academic departments and students

Bronco Advising Center answers questions about general academic advising, academic records, class registration, financial aid, student accounting, and graduation

Learning Resource Center provides tutoring services, academic skills training, and workshops to help promote student academic success.

Financial Aid provides financial assistance to students and families in support of reaching their academic goals

University Police is a full-service, sworn police agency that operates 24 hours a day, year round.  The department provides law enforcement, emergency response, conducts criminal investigations, offers crime prevention and educational programs, support for special events and a range of other services.


Lactation Rooms on campus:

Building 121 East, Student Services Building (8AM - PM)
(909) 869-4646 | Call for appointment


Building 95, Women's Resource Center (8AM - PM)

(909) 869-3112

Call 2-1-1

This community resources hotline offers access to services for basic human needs, physical and mental health, employment support, and support for elderly and disabled individuals.

Aurora Charter Oak Hospital (7.6 miles)
(Psychiatric emergencies only)
1161 E. Covina Blvd. Covina, CA
Phone: (800) 654-2673
(North of the 10 fwy on Grand & E. Covina Bldv.)

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (4.9 miles)
1798 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, CA
Main (909) 865-9500
Emergency (909) 865-9500
(North of the 10 freeway at the Garey Ave. exit)

San Dimas Community Hospital (6.5 miles)
1350 W. Covina Blvd., San Dimas, CA
Main (909) 599-6811
Emergency (909) 394-2740
(1/2 mile West of the 57/210 freeway on I-10 at the Covina Blvd. exit)

Citrus Valley Medical Center - Inter-Community Campus (7.4 miles)
210 W. San Bernardino Rd., Covina, CA
Main (626) 331-7331
Emergency (626) 915-6293

Citrus Valley Medical Center - Queen of the Valley Campus (9.9 miles)
1115 S. Sunset Ave., West Covina, CA 
Main (626) 962-4011

Kaiser Permanente (Kaiser plan members only) 
Baldwin Park Medical Center (11.7 miles)
1011 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA
Main (626) 851-1011

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

NAPABA offers hate crime resources for the Asian American community. NAPABA has established pro bono legal resources to ensure that local communities have legal resources to address the most egregious hate-fueled attacks against our community.

Stand Against Hatred

Stand Against Hatred is an initiative started by Asian Americans Advancing Justice to report and track incidents of hate against AAPI communities. Stand Against Hatred has pages available in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese