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For Life Threatening Emergencies or for Crisis Care needs 24/7:

Call (949) 824-6457 and select Option # 2. You will be transferred to a crisis support line

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Text “Home” to 741741

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A Message from the Director | Frances Diaz, Psy.D.

Dear UCI Students and Community,

The UCI campus is a diverse and integrated community made up of students, faculty and staff from all over the United States and the world.  The Counseling Center recognizes that the events unfolding in Ukraine may bring concern for those who may be in harms way. Additionally, we acknowledge that armed conflict, whether happening near or far, may have an effect on us all. This type of trauma can impact our mental health and well-being individually, and as a campus community.

The Counseling Center sends our support to all of those directly and indirectly affected, particularly those from Eastern Europe, those who have been impacted by war in the past, and those affiliated with the military.

We are here to support you during these difficult and trying times. Please contact us at 949-824-6457 and ask to speak to a crisis counselor or view our website to learn more about our services. If you are needing support after hours please call our phone number and select “option 2” to be connected to a mental health professional. If you are an employee please visit our Employee Assistance Program website or contact Faculty and Staff Support Services at 949-824-5208.

Statement of support from the American Psychological Association

Frances Diaz, Psy.D. UCI Counseling Center Director


Mind Your Zot!

Summer Reflection

Summer is a great time to reflect on all the things you have done and learned along the way, and to also consider what areas you would like to grow into as you transition into the next academic year.

Take time to reflect, and perhaps even journal out your thoughts:

How to Improve Relationship with Food

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week that occurs Feb. 21st- Feb. 27th here are 7 tips that will help you improve your relationship with food:

1. Be aware that there are NO “good” foods and “bad” foods. All foods provide nutrition and sustenance to the body and our bodies need protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and even sugar and fat to survive. All foods are good if you eat a variety of foods to get all of the nutrients that you need in moderation….

Weather the Changes in Weather

It is getting closer to the holiday break and the end is in sight! Soon we will be with family and friends and getting some much-needed relaxation after the start to the quarter! Phew!

While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!

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