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
- Call UCI Campus Police at
Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting impact on individuals, families, and communities. While suicide is often very complicated with many contributing factors , it is preventable. The goal of suicide prevention programs is to decrease the stigma around mental health and talking about suicide so that we can increase factors that promote healing, growth, and resilience. Knowing the warning signs for suicide, resources that are available, and how to get help can help save lives.
The UCI Campus community has several different suicide prevention, gatekeeper, and awareness building programs. Each program offers something different to reach the diverse and unique needs of our diverse campus community. To learn more about each program click on the links below.
- QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer): open to students, faculty, and staff
- The Bandana Project: open to students, faculty, and staff
- Mental Health First Aid: only open to 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….