For Life Threatening Emergencies:
Or go to your nearest Emergency Room
For other crisis needs 24/7:
- Call UCI Counseling Center at (949) 824-6457
♦ Or 1-866-817-9842
♦ Text “Home” to 741741
- Call or text 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 9-8-8
- Call UCI Campus Police at
Additional Parent and Family Resources
UCI Be Well: https://bewell.uci.edu/
Student Health Center: https://shc.uci.edu/
Student Health Insurance Information: https://shc.uci.edu/insurance
Disability Services Center: https://dsc.uci.edu/
Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE): https://care.uci.edu/
Center for Student Wellness and Health Promotion: https://studentwellness.uci.edu/
Registrar: Academic Calendars: https://www.reg.uci.edu/navigation/calendars.html
Financial Aid: https://www.ofas.uci.edu/
Student Housing: https://housing.uci.edu/
College Parents of America: https://collegeparents.org/
College Parents of America is the nation’s only membership organization comprised of current and future college parents. Founded in 1997, their mission is to assist families in the successful preparation, transition, adjustment and completion through college.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://nami.org/Home, https://www.namioc.org/
NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. They offer FREE educational classes for family members of someone struggling with a mental illness – see information about their Family-to-Family educational program and Family Support Groups.
The Jed Foundation: https://www.jedfoundation.org/ https://www.settogo.org/
The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. See their online Mental Health Resource Center.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/
AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Learn facts about suicide risk factors, warning signs, and prevention, and get help and suggestions for helping someone you’re worried about.
Inclusive Therapists: https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/
Loveland foundation: https://thelovelandfoundation.org/loveland-therapy-fund/
Therapy for Black Girls: https://therapyforblackgirls.com/
The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective: https://www.beam.community/
SAHARA – Caring for the South Asian Community: https://saharacares.org/
Black Mental Health Alliance: https://blackmentalhealth.com/
Melanin and Mental Health: https://www.melaninandmentalhealth.com/
Latinx Therapy: https://latinxtherapy.com/
Asian Mental Health Collective: https://www.asianmhc.org/apisaa
UCI International Center: https://ic.uci.edu/
Education USA: https://educationusa.state.gov/experience-studying-usa/information-parents
LGBTQ Center OC: https://www.lgbtqcenteroc.org/
UCI LGBT Resource Center: https://lgbtrc.uci.edu/
The Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color: https://nqttcn.com/en/
UCI DREAM Center: https://dream.uci.edu/
Immigrants Rising: https://immigrantsrising.org/
National Immigration Law Center: https://www.nilc.org/issues/daca/
Book: When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parent’s Survival Guide by Carol Barkin
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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 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….