Resources for Students

We are here to provide UC Irvine students with a broad range of mental health services. They include individual, couples, family, group counseling, and psychotherapy for registered undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. We also provide urgent care, crisis response, consultation, and outreach programs for the university community.

Wellness Place
Resources for managing stress and assessing wellness
Online Mental Health Screenings
Free, anonymous screenings for depression, anxiety problems, eating disorders, and alcohol problems. This screening tool can help you decide if meeting with a therapist might be helpful
ULifeline
An anonymous online resource for college mental health where you can find excellent self-assessment tools and fact sheets on mental health
Half of Us
Sponsored by ULifeline, Half of Us has videos and blogs from celebrities about mental health issues
Each Mind Matters
Each Mind Matters is California’s Mental Health Movement. We are a community of individuals and organizations dedicated to a shared vision of mental wellness and equality.
The Counseling Center Village
Provides information on a wide array of mental health issues. View the virtual pamphlet collection on this web site that covers topics from A to Z. (ex: Under “Anxiety”, you can read about “Anxiety: How to Cope with It” and under “Writing,” you could take a look at “Dissertation Tips.”)
Keeping the Balance: A Resource Guide for Well-Being in Graduate and Professional School
Written especially for UC Irvine graduate and professional school students, this booklet contains information and resources that can be helpful in balancing the demands and challenges of graduate school
Call 2-1-1
Community resources hotline: Offers access to services for basic human needs, physical and mental health, employment support, support for elderly and disabled people, support for children, youth and families, and more

Resources for Faculty & Staff

As a faculty or staff member of the UC Irvine campus community, you have numerous opportunities to interact with students. At times you will have contact with students whose problems or behaviors may cause you concern, discomfort, or may interfere with your work or the education of other students. The Counseling Center is here to help you in these situations. The information provided on this page is to help you identify student concerns, how to respond, and how to utilize campus resources to address these issues. The menu on the left specifies topics covered in this section, please skip to the section you are interested in and would be of most help to you.

Assisting Students in Distress

How to recognize some of the symptoms of student distress, identify specific options for interventions, and make referrals to campus resources. The UCI Counseling Center is available to assist you with these situations and to consult with you on how to intervene with a student.

Consultation Team
The purpose of the Consultation Team is to bring the collective wisdom, professional perspectives, campus management and agency responsibilities to bear on a crisis that, because of its reach, complexity, or potential for risk, demands the involvement of multiple campus departments.
Where to Call for Assistance
Contact information for campus mental health resources
Frequently Asked Questions
More information about confidentiality and how to deal with violent/disruptive students and substance abuse.
Request Outreach Services
Request workshops, training, presentations, or consultation on a variety of mental health and wellness topics
Faculty and Staff Counseling and Referrals
The Counseling Center is not able to provide clinical services to faculty and staff on a regular basis, but here are some resources for staff seeking counseling.

Resources for Parents & Family

When your student begins his/her university career at UC Irvine it can be a stressful experience for you. You need to know that we can partner with you in helping your student succeed. It’s important that you not neglect your own feelings when helping your student prepare for this transition. This will help everyone in your family adjust to the many challenges that are ahead. Here are some resources that may help you along the way:

UCI Parents
A valuable resource for parents which provides important phone numbers, websites and academic calendars. Also included are resources to financial aid, housing, student programs, health and safety.
Campus Resources for Parents
This list is a sample of a wide array of free services available for your UCI student’s physical, emotional and academic health including parent specific links, online resources, and telephone numbers.
College Parents of America
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.
The Authenticity of Parent-Student Connections
An essay by then Assistant Vice Chancellor of Counseling & Health Services, now Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Thomas Parham, Ph.D.
Leaving Home
The transition to college can include various experiences for both you and your student. This page includes information about this new season of life.
The Undergraduate Years
What can you expect a student to encounter during these challenging college years?
How Family Can Help a Student in Distress
You are in an important position to help your student who is in crisis and distress. You may be the first to notice changes or hear about early signs of distress. This page contains information about the possible warning signs that your student is in distress and how to approach helping them.
Parent/Family Frequently Asked Questions
More information about specific issues you might encounter with your student