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
Outreach & Prevention
Outreach and Prevention Programming
In support of the overall mission of the Counseling Center, outreach and prevention programming services are provided to all members of the UC Irvine campus community. Our goal is to extend services beyond the walls of the Counseling Center and to create learning environments outside of the formal education setting. Outreach and Prevention Programming can take on many shapes and forms with the ultimate goal being to provide information about counseling services, mental health issues and concerns, and provide psycho-education as a means of prevention. Our goal is to asssist students in acquiring knowledge and skills that will improve resilience, overall well-being, and academic success; thus, preventing or reducing the risk of emotional distress.
The Counseling Center also provides services in this area through teaching classes for residents of three of our undergraduate housing complexes; Campus Village, Mesa Court, and Middle Earth. A few examples of past course offerings would include Interpersonal Relationships, Intersections of Diversity, and Leadership and Identity. Every winter the UCI Counseling Center also holds a five-week workshop series called Goals In Action (GIA) where we partner with multiple departments across campus to provide academic resilience skills.
The Counseling Center staff also provide consultation services to students, faculty, and staff.
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….