For Life Threatening Emergencies:
Or go to your nearest Emergency Room
For other crisis needs 24/7:
- Call UCI Counseling Center at (949) 824-6457
♦ Or 1-866-817-9842
♦ Text “Home” to 741741
- Call or text 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 9-8-8
- Call UCI Campus Police at
Become a Mentee
Mentees are current registered UCI undergraduate and graduate students. LGBTQ+ Mentees receive one-on-one mentoring and support from an LGBTQ+ Mentor. Mentee-Mentor pairs are based on identified needs and wants of the mentee. Each Mentee-Mentor will have a “match meeting” facilitated by the program coordinator before beginning the mentoring program to make sure each of their needs are being met and that the pairing is a good match.
Mentees are expected to communicate their needs and concerns openly and honestly with mentors and to attend or cancel appointments in a timely fashion. In order to help mentees build their own community with other mentees, mentees are also required to attend monthly check-in meetings with the program coordinator at least once per quarter.
- To apply to be a mentee please complete the following form: https://uci.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_899rZ4oTyEGtaRL.
- Please email LGBT.email@example.com to confirm receipt of application.
Weathering the 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!
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….