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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

Crisis Text Line
Text “Home” to 741741

Call National Suicide Prevention Line at

Call UCI Campus Police at
(949) 824-5223

Call 911
Go to your nearest Emergency Room

Information about Counseling Center Services

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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 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. 

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.