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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

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Go to your nearest Emergency Room

Meet Our Peer Educators

Home 9 Peer Programs 9 Peer Educator Program 9 Meet Our Peer Educators
Saimir Thano, Ph.D

Saimir Thano, Ph.D

Peer Educator Program Coordinator

Peer Educators are undergraduate students representing a rich diversity of cultural backgrounds and life experiences. Many, but certainly not all, students participating in the program are pursuing either employment or graduate work in the counseling/mental health professions. However, students in the program have represented a variety of undergraduate majors and there are former Peer Educators and Student Associate Coordinators who have entered into such graduate programs as economics, law, and veterinary medicine. Peer Educators have a genuine commitment to learning and self-growth, and to providing a meaningful service to the UC Irvine student community. Students accepted into the program during the Spring Quarter participate during the following academic year.

Apoorvee Sawhney M.Ed.,

Apoorvee Sawhney M.Ed.,

Doctoral Intern

Brisa Susana Bernal

Brisa Susana Bernal

Peer Educator

Christian Bernal

Christian Bernal

Peer Educator

Teresa Chihuahua

Teresa Chihuahua

Peer Educator

Laura Camila Ferrel

Laura Camila Ferrel

Peer Educator

Beatriz Galeana

Beatriz Galeana

Peer Educator

Mahi Gahndi

Mahi Gahndi

Peer Educator

Luis Prado Hurtado

Luis Prado Hurtado

Peer Educator

Austin Kang

Austin Kang

Peer Educator

Jane Kim

Jane Kim

Peer Educator

Toni Rosario

Toni Rosario

Peer Educator

Maricela Serrano

Maricela Serrano

Peer Educator

Caroline Tran

Caroline Tran

Peer Educator

Jasmine Vargas

Jasmine Vargas

Peer Educator

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.