Muslim Students

Muslim Students

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Welcome to UHS, Muslim Students!

The Muslim Mental Health Initiative (MMHI) at UC Berkeley is the product of years of collaboration, discussions, and brainstorming between Muslim student leaders, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and Khalil Center leadership.  

MMHI focuses on the prevention and promotion of Muslim mental health by providing services such as drop-in hours, support groups, and workshops throughout the semester. Beyond their Islamic identities, MMHI’s therapists are trained and practice just like any other therapist, with the exception that meetings are unlimited, free, and anonymous. MMHI also offers phone appointments so that our therapists are available to all students, on and off campus. 

MMHI provides a platform through which UC Berkeley students can discuss how best to confront and erase the stigma of mental health in our communities on campus and in our personal lives. Throughout the academic year, we host events in collaboration with off-campus public health-oriented advocacy organizations to encourage dialogue around mental health and how to practice acceptance, inclusivity, and care for ourselves and our communities in a way that upholds UC Berkeley's principles of community

UHS Resources

  • Advice Nurse - If you have a medical question, need home-care advice, or are unsure about which services are best for you, speak with the 24/7 Advice Nurse. Send a message via eTang or call (510) 643-7197.
  • Career Counseling - The Career Counseling Library provides comprehensive counseling services to help you select a major and make career decisions.
  • Group Counseling - Many students benefit from counseling in a group format where common concerns can be explored. A new schedule is available each semester.
  • Individual and Couples Counseling - Individual and Couples Counseling is available to all students at no charge.
  • Let's Talk Consultations - Let's Talk drop-in consultations are informal, brief, free consultations with UHS mental health counselors. They do not require any insurance or paperwork.
  • Nutrition Counseling - Meet with a registered dietitian over video or phone for general nutrition concerns. These 15-minute sessions are free and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Off-Campus Counseling Referrals - UHS counselors can help connect you with an off-campus provider, regardless of your insurance plan. 
  • Social Services Counseling - Services are topic-specific and aim to help students strengthen coping skills, problem-solve, and identify resources. Social Services is open to all registered UC Berkeley students regardless of insurance plan.
  • Urgent Same Day Counseling - Students with urgent needs should call (510) 642-9494 to speak with a counselor from Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The after-hours support line is (855) 817-5667.
  • Wellness Health Coaching - Free coaching sessions will help you make simple changes in your lifestyle that support your overall health, as well as your personal and academic success. 
  • More information about resources is available on our Student Resource Guide webpage. 

Campus Resources

Community Resources

  • MCC East Bay - The MCC East Bay promotes and supports spiritual, educational, outreach, and social services, ensures a safe and uplifting environment for Muslims in East Bay, fosters new opportunities, provides equity across all programs, and champions a culture of diversity and inclusion.