Mental Health Resources for College Students

Mental Health Awareness

Students today have more stressors with rigorous academic schedules, full-time job requirements and the personal obligations of day-to-day life. This can often lead to burnout and take a toll on a student’s overall well-being. At The L.A. Film School, we want to make sure all students have easy access to mental health resources they may need at any point. Being an advocate for yourself and knowing where to turn to for help is an important first step toward better mental well-being.

Good living conditions (i.e. housing, employment, access to education) are fundamental to well-being. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), individuals with high levels of well-being are more productive at work and school and are more likely to contribute to their communities. Our goal is to provide students with the necessary mental health resources and support to foster a positive school environment at The L.A. Film School.

Critical Mental Health Resources

Two important numbers to be aware of are the National Suicide Prevention Line 1-800-273-TALK and the Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1).

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a resource page with support groups and therapy locators. Here you can find specific resources for you or a loved one who is in need of help. Find a Therapist/Support Group.

Student Success at The L.A. Film School

The Los Angeles Film School’s Student Success Team is dedicated to student achievement by ensuring that all students are treated respectfully and that we offer support in all aspects of the student’s educational journey. We will honor the unique nature and interests of each campus and online student by creating a diverse culture, one that provides clarity, transparency and a familial atmosphere. Find out more about the student success advising teams for campus and online.

National Institute of Mental Health

NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. The website is a great resource for a variety of mental health topics including free education and outreach materials as well as research articles on the different kinds of mental health disorders. Download shareable resource materials from NIMH.

MusiCares by The Recording Academy

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical health and welfare services to the music community in three key areas. 

  • Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services: Support, referrals, and emergency financial assistance for counseling, psychiatric care, inpatient treatment, coaching, intensive outpatient care, sober living and more.
  • Health Services: Financial assistance during medical crises and preventive services such as dental and medical screenings, hearing clinics, vocal health workshops, and assistance obtaining low-cost health insurance.
  • Human Services: Support for basic living expenses like rent, utilities, car payments and insurance premiums in times of hardship, plus programs addressing affordable housing, career development, legal issues and senior services.

Sound Mind Live

This organization aims to amplify awareness for mental health by building community, helping those in need and inspiring action for change. With over 70% of musicians living with symptoms of anxiety or depression, the musical community is uniquely positioned to elevate the conversation on mental health. Sound Mind Live aims to end the stigma that surrounds mental health through the power of music. Check out Sound Mind Live.

The Trevor Project

In August 1998, James Lecesne, Peggy Rajski and Randy Stone, the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film, “Trevor,” founded The Trevor Project. The organization has now become the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has appointed The Trevor Project to a leadership role in the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. For more information about The Trevor Project, visit


GoodTherapy is a database to connect people struggling with mental health to find therapists, counselors, rehab and residential treatment centers and mental health resources. GoodTherapy’s core purpose is to make it easier for people to access mental health services and the dedicated professionals who provide them, anywhere in the world. Find a therapist in your area.