For Life Threatening Emergencies:
Or go to your nearest Emergency Room
For other crisis needs 24/7:
- Call (949) 824-6457 and select Option # 2
♦ Or 1-866-817-9842
♦ Text “Home” to 741741
Become a Mentor
LGBTQ+ Mentors receive training from program coordinators and other professionals covering topics such as: coming out, internalized homophobia, LGBTQ+ and intersecting identities, mental health issues, substance abuse, bisexuality, transgender issues ,etc. As a mentor you will positively impact a LGBTQ+ student’s life. With your support and care, a mentee may learn to develop a positive and authentic LGBTQ+ identity.
Mentors are expected to exhibit maturity, responsibility, awareness of boundaries, strong empathic interpersonal skills, and be comfortable with their own LGBTQ+ identities as well as be comfortable with mentoring individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. Mentors are also required to attend monthly check-in meetings with the program coordinator at least once per quarter.
- To apply to be a mentor please complete the following form: https://uci.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9AWqnoo1unvpp0V
- In order for your mentor application to be complete, each mentor has to submit two personal references. References can fill out the following form: https://uci.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dcfwx71CqkKZN53
- Please check in with your references to make sure they have submitted the required form. Once your references have completed their form please send an email to LGBT.firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm receipt of full application.
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:
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….