An overview of UC Berkeley’s mental health and emotional wellness services

This fall semester marked a broad return to face-to-face teaching for UC Berkeley students, and at the same time many of us are still in a hybrid or completely distant learning arrangement. With the task of keeping up with the Fall Courses combined with adjusting to a different “new normal”, it is understandable (and yes, even to be expected) that we as students will deal with maintaining our mental health and emotional wellbeing have to fight.

If we are to be successful as students, we must prioritize our mental health. UC Berkeley offers all students, staff, and faculties a plethora of mental health and emotional wellbeing services that can aid you along the way. Let’s take a look at some of our campus resources that you can start using today.

University Health Services

Start at the University Health Service Mental health resources Page to explore campus options that best suit your unique needs. Whether you are with a. speak Professional, connection with Fellow students or take advantage of an abundance of Online tools and apps, There are several ways you can make immediate progress in improving and maintaining your mental health.

Counseling and psychological services

Counseling and psychological services strives for the holistic development of all UC Berkeley students through a wide range of services. CAPS can become one of your primary destinations as it provides multicultural counseling, career counseling, educational services, and more. Read thate Handout Page if you want to learn more about how you can support fellow students. the FAQ page is a comprehensive guide to answering your questions. Location and contact details are also available to help you plan.

Let’s talk program

the let’s talk The program offers counseling with a UHS counselor, making it one of the most helpful ways for you to get assistance. The drop-in style facility is an accessible, informal way to meet with CAPS consultants to learn more about which solutions will best suit your needs. This choice is quick and free, with no paperwork whatsoever. Please note: This program is not intended for students who urgently need help. If you are in a crisis, you should contact the Tang Center, which is detailed below.

Crisis support and resources

If you have an urgent need, don’t wait for an appointment. Instead, call the CAPS emergency number (510) 642-9494 to speak to an advisor immediately. Visit the Crisis resources page learn about social services that help deal with assault, interpersonal violence, and other traumatic events.

Connect and engage

We have all heard the importance of maintaining our relationships to our general health. Evidence has shown that loneliness and isolation almost make it possible to achieve good mental health and emotional wellbeing Ipossible. UC Berkeley offerings include dedicated S.Advice from student to student. This student-led group was founded in 1967 and consists of peer counselors who build a strong support network. Students are encouraged to speak openly and ask questions on other personal topics. Peer counselors can seek recommendations and, if necessary, point students in the right direction for professional help. Another way to connect is through Group counseling. This offers the opportunity to gain community and address common concerns in a comfortable environment.

WEG to the care center

Another crucial element in promoting student wellbeing is the use of advocacy and training to strengthen campus security. the PATH to Care Center primarily uses prevention methods to ensure that our community remains free from sexual harassment and violence of all kinds. The PATH to Care team accomplishes this by working with the entire campus community to do their part through training on social norms. This includes guides for planning departmental town halls, harassment prevention toolkits, and other targeted campaigns. Surviving dependents can receive housing support, planning assistance, practical life advice, medical advice and additional advice.

Learn new tools

AAt UC Berkeley, we particularly enjoy researching and learning new concepts. When you’re ready to read and then add lifelong good habits to your life skills checklist, check out this learn mental health Page. Don’t miss the stellar list of recommended books!

Therapy Assistance Online IThere’s an online library of programs to teach resilience in overcoming personal disappointments and setbacks in life. As you explore the interactive content, you will gain new knowledge with which you can achieve your personal goals. There is even a mindfulness library and therapy exercises to explore at your own pace and in your own way. Remember to take a look at the fantastic Berkeley Student wellbeing page. This portal contains informative articles dealing with the mind, body, food and relationships and more. After all, we can’t fail that UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center‘s collaboration with HopeLab to use scientific study and research-based methodology to promote more meaningful lives.

While this list is just a selection, and nowhere near, a comprehensive overview of all the resources available to you as a UC Berkeley student, it should be enough to get you started. If you get lost on the links, go back to the Mental health Landing page to get your bearings. While the beginning of this process feels overwhelming, know that any resource you contact has the potential to get you off to a good starting point. If you’re still not sure, try using the UHS Golden Bear chat box on the mental health landing page. Remember that you are not alone Instead, you are surrounded by people who can care for you and help.

Contact Abigail Barenfus at [email protected].

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