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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

Suicide Prevention

Home 9 Outreach & Prevention 9 Suicide Prevention

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

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)

The Bandana Project

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.