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
Information about Counseling Center Services
Confidentiality, privacy, and trust are essential components of a successful therapeutic relationship*. There are both ethical standards and state and federal laws pertaining to confidentiality, which prevent Counseling Center staff from sharing information about a student’s treatment without the student’s written consent. If a student is 18 years of age or older, we cannot acknowledge to any outside parties (parents, family members, professors, etc.) whether the student has been seen at our Center or any details about their treatment unless permission to do so has been provided by the student.
For students under 18 years of age, Counseling Center staff will reach out to guardians for consent for care when appropriate.
Please also note that Counseling Center staff are not able to initiate contact with students – students must contact the Counseling Center in order to request services.
If you have concerns about a student, you may choose to contact the Counseling Center to share information. If permission has not been provided by the student, the Counseling Center staff can receive any information from you but will be unable to acknowledge knowing the student or any details about the student’s involvement with the Center. Urgent consultations with a Crisis Care therapist are available by calling the main line (949-824-6457) to discuss your concerns during office hours. If you have an immediate concern for the student or anyone else’s safety, we recommend calling 911.
*There are times when confidentiality will be breached in cases related to danger to self, danger to others, and any child, dependent adult, or elder abuse, or sexual exploitation.
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….