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

Frances Diaz, Psy.D.

Dear UCI Students,

The UCI Counseling is saddened by the recent tragic events locally in Thousand Oaks last night and in the Pittsburgh Synagogue two weeks ago. Our hearts go out those victims, families, and communities impacted by these events. For information from the American Psychological Association on managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting, follow this link:

At the Counseling Center, we remain committed to supporting and affirming inclusivity and belonging to all of our Anteater family members. Our center provides a SAFE space for dealing with the impact of recent events. We encourage you to seek support if you find you are struggling to find healthy ways to cope. Please call our office at 949-824-6457 or come to 203 Student Services Building I to schedule an appointment.

Please see additional crises resources listed below.

  1. Walk-in Urgent Care Services in the Counseling Center Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.
  2. For Urgent Care needs after office hours and on the weekends, call 949-824-6457, and select option #2 to immediately speak with a mental health counselor.
  3. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) at 1-800-273-TALK.
  4. Text "HELLO" to the Crises Text Line at 741-741.
  5. Dial 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room…

Our thoughts are with you! 

Dr. Diaz 

Mind Your ZOT!

Exercise Your Right to Vote!

10 Reasons It Is Important to Vote! 

1. It's your right.
2. Your vote matters.
3. Shape the social agenda.
4. Economic policies will affect your future.
5. Help shape foreign policy.
6. Have your say on environmental issues.
7. You're part of an important voting bloc.
8. Politicians won't address student needs without student votes.
9. Demonstrate concern for the next generation.
10. Honor past sacrifices.

If you are not registered to vote, go to the ASUCI website at and “Click Here to Register to Vote”