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Crisis Care

For Life Threatening Emergencies:

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Or go to your nearest Emergency Room


For other crisis needs 24/7:

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Faculty and Staff Mental Health Services

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The Counseling Center is funded primarily by student registration fees so we are not able to provide clinical services to faculty and staff on a regular basis.

As a service to the campus community, the Counseling Center is available in a crisis situation to help assess needs and make referrals for personal counseling on a limited basis. In addition, the Counseling Center provides consultation to faculty and staff about distressed and distressing students. 

Faculty and staff who are seeking assistance for their own personal mental health needs have several options for how best to connect to the services they need.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP is a free confidential benefit that helps with problem identification, assessment and referral to treatment providers and community resources. The first three sessions are free. EAP Benefits are available 24/7 to you and your dependents.

Call: (844) 824-3273 for assistance or visit: (UCI ID: UCIEAP3)

Behavioral Health Resources within your UC Medical Plan

Depending on your medical plan, faculty and staff have access to behavioral health providers in the community through Anthem Blue Cross, Optum Behavioral Health, HealthNet MHN and Kaiser Permanente. Information about our behavioral health benefits & how to find an in-network provider or facility can be found here: Behavioral Health Benefits | UCnet

Faculty/Staff Mental Health Care Coordinator

On-site services and support are available to address behavioral health issues, help with crisis intervention and to facilitate and coordinate resources for time-limited therapy and case management for employees. The Mental Health Care Coordinator also helps develop and implement instructional training and materials to promote mental well-being for faculty and staff. For more information about faculty and staff mental health care services please check out their website. 

Visit this site for a downloadable guide to Mental Health Resources available to faculty and staff. 

Negar Shekarabi, Psy.D.

Faculty/Staff Mental Health Care Coordinator

(949) 824-5208

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 Reflection

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….