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Crisis Care

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

Syllabi Statement

Including the following statement on your syllabi is a great first step to encourage positive mental health for your students:

As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as interpersonal concerns, increased anxiety or feeling down, alcohol/drug problems, attention and concentration concerns, and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may impact your academic performance or reduce your ability to participate in daily activities. The UCI Counseling Center offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing by providing FREE, confidential, time limited therapy services. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the concerns or symptoms listed above, you can learn more about the array of confidential mental health and outreach and prevention services offered by the UCI Counseling Center by visiting counseling.uci.edu  or calling 949-824-6457. The Counseling Center is located in 203 Student Services I Building. You can reach an on-call counselor when the Counseling Center is closed at 949-824-6457 and select option “2” to speak to a mental health professional. Twenty-four hour emergency help is also available though the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK or at suicidepreventionlifeline.org 

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.