Mental Health Resources
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.
Project Courage: UC Irvine has launched a campaign to raise awareness of, and to prevent suicide on the UCI campus.
ULifeLine: ULifeLine is an anonymous online resource for college mental health. Look for fact sheets which run the gamut from such topics as “52 Proven Stress Reducers” and “How to Get A Good Night’s Sleep” to “Suicide and Depression” and “Schizophrenia: What You Need to Know.”
The Counseling Center Village: The Counseling Center Village is another excellent online information resource on an array of mental health issues. View the virtual pamphlet collection on this web site that covers topics from A to Z. For example, under “Anxiety”, you can read about “Anxiety: How to Cope with It.” Under “Writing,” you could take a look at “Dissertation Tips.”
Consumer Resources: Information about finding a psychologist from the California Psychological Assocation
2-1-1: If you are looking for community resources and services call 2-1-1, which provides callers with information about and referrals to human services for every day needs and in times of crisis. For example, 2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of services:
Basic Human Needs Resource: food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance.
Physical and Mental Health Resources: health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, Children's Health Insurance Program, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation.
Employment Supports: financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs.
Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities: adult day care, congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, respite care, home health care, transportation, homemaker services.
Support for Children, Youth and Families: childcare, after school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services.
Volunteer Opportunities and Donations.