Updates on Spring Mental Health Resources


A helpful summary of the resources available to students through Emmons Wellness Center.

Welcome back to a new semester! While we hope winter break was restorative, given the ongoing reality of the pandemic combined with the violent insurrection last week, many of us are feeling more emotionally frayed than ever. While trying to remain optimistic, it's also important to create space to authentically express all our reactions, emotions, and experiences. Below are the resources available to students through Emmons Counseling.

Virtual walk-ins: Monday-Friday (closed January 18), 3-4 pm (PST) Call Emmons at (323) 259-2657 to get connected to the virtual walk-in counselor via phone.

Drop-in chats are free, confidential consultations with an Emmons counselor. 

What's the Word, Hummingbird: For students with marginalized identities
Tuesdays from 1-3 pm (PST) with Anna Rivera
Zoom link: https://occidental.zoom.us/j/95693322299
Meeting ID: 956 9332 2299
Passcode: h3LL0
888 475 4499 US Toll-free

Black Voices: For Black students
Thursdays 1-3 pm (PST) with Irma Breakfield
Zoom link: https://occidental.zoom.us/j/88288020302
Meeting ID: 882 8802 0302
Passcode: 027542
833 548 0282 US Toll-free

Between the Lines: For varsity athletes
Fridays from 12-2 pm (PST) with Rich Estrada
Zoom link: https://occidental.zoom.us/j/82157516276
Meeting ID: 821 5751 6276
Passcode: 785243
888 475 4499 US Toll-free

Substance Use Support Space: For anyone with questions about substance use (their own or others')
Mondays 12-1 pm (PST) beginning 1/25/21 with Rich Estrada
Zoom link: https://occidental.zoom.us/j/82708121713
Meeting ID: 827 0812 1713
Passcode: 264633
888 475 4499 Toll-free

Consultation visit: Schedule a 30-minute consultation visit for support, case management, or linkage to local resources by calling Emmons at (323) 259-2657 or scheduling online at the student portal using your Oxy login credentials.

Individual telecounseling: Students residing in California can contact Emmons at (323) 259-2657 to schedule an intake; students residing outside of California can utilize BetterHelp, an international telecounseling platform paid for by Emmons for 3 months. Please contact heetderks@oxy.edu for more information.

Oxy 24/7 Confidential Hotline: (323) 341-4141