mental health support

Stressed Out? Need someone to talk to? Schedul a 15min consult w/Zemed tues 10-11a at


Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Through the Talk It Out program at the Office for Graduate Life and Diversity, you can speak with a counselor from Counseling & Psychological Services (C&PS) for 15 to 20 minutes about your concerns, get help with problem-solving, and ask any questions you may have about therapy or C&PS.

A Talk It Out counselor can also guide you through the process of setting up an appointment at C&PS or discuss potential resources both on and off campus. Please note that we request you keep your video on during these check-ins.

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Mental health WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Financial wellbeing and mental health are interconnected. When someone's financial situation is stable, it can positively impact their mental health by reducing stress, anxiety, and feelings of insecurity. On the other hand, financial difficulties can significantly impact mental health in various ways. This session will teach you how to balance your finances without taking a toll on your mental health.

Date: February 7, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: GLaD Office ASU 250


This RealTalk dives into the complexities of code-switching in professional environments, emphasizing its effects on identity and communication for individuals, especially from underrepresented groups. We will discuss the importance of the balancing act faced by student who must navigate various cultural expectations in their dual roles as students and future leaders, exploring the nuances of adapting language, behavior, and appearance to align with different cultural norms.

Date: February 21, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: GLaD Office ASU 250


Lack of self-confidence and the sense of being a fraud are frequent challenges, particularly when dealing with the demands of graduate school. The feeling of "not belonging," where individuals doubt their abilities, can be overwhelming despite significant evidence supporting their high level of competence. In this workshop, Dr. Lisa Gates delves into the "Impostor Phenomenon" and identifies strategies to overcome it, ultimately allowing for students to confidently reaffirm their place as scholars at San Diego State University.

Date: April 23, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom


Movement plays a significant role in supporting mental health. The connection between physical activity and mental wellbeing is robust. Movement doesn't mean intense workouts, moderate activities like walking, yoga, dancing, or playing an intramural sport can have positive effects on your mental health. Finding activities that one enjoys and can sustain regularly is key.

Date: April 15, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: GLaD Offce ASU 250


Please join us for our Graduate Relax and Refuel station located on the second floor of ASU in unit 250. We understand how stressful exam season can be, so please come grab snacks and take some time for yourself to recharge. There will be FREE testing material, fidget toys, and more!

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Location: Aztec Student Union 250