Director's Corner: Frances Diaz, Psy.D.

Frances Diaz, Psy.D.

Dear UCI Students,

We hope that midterms went well for all our UCI students and that your eyes are set on the prize of Finals! With summer, graduation, and vacations right around the way the Counseling Center wants to remind you to engage in self-care. We encourage you take a look at all the great resources that are provided on campus and all the great events that are targeted towards students managing distress and mental health concerns. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we want to encourage the entire UCI campus community to stay Mentally Strong! 

We also want to highlight that we are hosting our 2nd Annual Art of Healing Showcase and Counseling Center Open House on May 16th from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm. There will be great art created by UCI students, information about Counseling Center services, and light refreshments. Stop on by for this great event.  

Frances Diaz- UCI Counseling Center Director 

Mind Your ZOT!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Month!

There is lot of great events happening on campus this month bringing awareness and helping to decrease the stigma around mental health. We encourage you to take a look at all the events and help show your support to mental health awareness by attending. The Counseling Center is also holding a viewing and discussion on the documentary The S Word on May 14th from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm in the Cross Cultural Center Ring Road Room. Stop by to watch this impactful documentary on suicide and engage in an honest and open discussion about suicide and how to help others afterwards! The Counseling Center is also happy to announce it 2nd Annual Art of Healing Showcase and Counseling Center Open House occuring May 16th from 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm. Stop by to get a tour of the Counseling Center, see great works of art created by UCI students, and enjoy some light refreshments! We hope to see you at one of these many great events. 

Art Show/Open House flyerMental Health Awareness Calendar  S Word documentary