Pepperdine Counseling Center
Any change in life can cause stress. As we strive to adjust and deal with uncertainty around us, such as the pandemic, racial injustice, distance learning, and the political climate, it can be overwhelming.
We realize that right now, many of you may be struggling to manage stress related to politics and the election. We would like to remind our students that the Counseling Center offers safe spaces to share experiences and receive support. You are welcome at our support groups and psychoeducational workshops. Please also see our Post-Election Support & Resources document.
Recovery Peer Support Group
Mondays, 3-4pm, starting January 25th
Black Student Support Group
Thursdays 5-6pm, starting February 11th
Graduate Student Support Group
Thursdays 5-6pm, starting January 28th
School of Law Support Group
Thursdays 4-5pm, starting January 28th
If you would like to learn more about anxiety/stress management, you might want to attend one of the workshops below.
Deep Breath: Skills for Anxiety Management
Wednesdays 3-4pm, starting January 20th
Healthy Coping: Stress Management and Wellness
Thursdays 3-4pm, starting January 21st
Fridays 12-1pm, starting January 22nd
We hear you. The Pepperdine Counseling Center acknowledges our collective experience of grief, anger, disappointment, and emotional exhaustion as we mourn the death of George Floyd, who was murdered in the streets of Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, by those who took an oath to serve and protect. We recognize the pain, sorrow, and fear the African-American and Black communities have been experiencing, and we are all experiencing now.
We see you. To our black brothers and sisters, students, faculty, and staff, YOUR LIVES MATTER! We recognize the particular impact these acts of violence have on the mental health of the Black and African-American communities. We express compassion to all who have been impacted by the chronic and complex trauma of race-based violence, which reflects a longstanding history of systemic injustice.
We are in this together. We pledge to stand with you, arm in arm, in this fight against hatred and racial discrimination. We will work with you to fight for authentic love, respect, equity, and justice. We, at the Pepperdine Counseling Center, commit to meeting the needs of our community as we name these injustices, process our pain, and work together toward healing and unity. We would like to invite you to share your thoughts on what you need so that you can support you in the most helpful way possible. Please follow us on Instagram and participate in our upcoming survey to let us know how we can best serve you.
African-American & Black Specific Mental Health Resources
NAMI: African American Mental Health - Call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-NAMI or Crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741
The Steve Fund - Text STEVE to 741741 to access a culturally trained Crisis Text Line counselor.
The Counseling Center remains open to support you in this time of distance learning. We are offering telemental health appointments and support groups & psycho-educational workshops. Call us at 310.506.4210 or email us at email@example.com to schedule an appointment or learn more about these services.
Crisis support is available 24/7 by calling the Counseling Center at 310.506.4210. An on-call counselor will respond to you for crisis consultation.
If there's any other way we can support you, please contact us and let us know.
Remember that your pepperdine.edu email gives you free premium access to the app Sanvello. With Sanvello you can track your mood and health habits, practice mindfulness and meditation, and build good daily habits to support your mental health. In order to have full access to all the features, be sure to validate your account after you download by going to Me > Settings > Send validation email.
LOCATION: Student Assistance Center
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
For after hours emergencies, call Public Safety at 310-506-4441.