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Crisis Care

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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Crisis Text Line
Text “Home” to 741741

Call National Suicide Prevention Line at
1-800-273-8255

Call UCI Campus Police at
(949) 824-5223

Call 911
Go to your nearest Emergency Room

Outreach & Prevention

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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.

Modes of Delivery

Suicide Prevention Training

Special Events

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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!

Taking Care of your Emotional Health in an Emergency

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after an emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic and continued concerns around anti-Black and anti-Asian violence and discrimination. Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help you think clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself and your loved ones. Self-care during an emergency will help your long-term healing.