News

March 29, 2017

It’s tax season, and you may be confused about which tax forms you need and how to get them. Or maybe you got them and you don't know why. We can help! 

 

March 27, 2017

Changes in our country are happening rapidly. Recent acts of violence, increases in hate crimes, discrimination against marginalized communities, changes to national policies, and the current political climate have caused many students to experience distress, regardless of their political viewpoint.

March 24, 2017

I’m homesick. My family, friends, dog (CoCo- she’s a chocolate lab!) and all support systems are back home in SoCal so I’ve been feeling really lonely since coming to Cal. I have made a few friends but no one that I really feel connected to. I’m about to end my first year but seriously thinking about transferring to a school closer to home. I would love to graduate from Cal but don’t know if it’s worth the risk of loneliness or my mental health for the next 3 years. What should I do?

Help staff perform their best

Managers and supervisors have an important role to create a healthy work environment, helping the staff they supervisor to perform at their best. Be Well at Work –Wellness Program has resources to help you with this responsibility.

March 23, 2017

University Health Services at UC Berkeley is dismayed at the President’s recent action to rescind federal guidance to educational institutions for transgender students. We believe trans rights are human rights. The President’s action does not change California state law which grants transgender students the right to use public facilities that align with their gender identity, and it doesn’t change our commitment to protecting and providing equal rights and services to our transgender students.

March 22, 2017

University Health Services will be holding special meningitis B vaccine drop-in opportunity this Thursday, March 23 from 2:30-4:30pm for students age 25 and under who are interested in receiving the meningitis B vaccine.

March 21, 2017

On Monday, March 20, local health officials confirmed a single case of meningococcal meningitis in a UC Berkeley student, who has been treated and is now recovering well. Campus and University Health Services officials are working closely with City of Berkeley Public Health and the State of California’s Department of Public Health to identify people and locations visited, monitor the case, and directly notify the individuals who were in close contact with the student.

March 15, 2017

I eat way too much candy, especially during exams. What should I do when I have cravings?

March 14, 2017

We are recruiting! Apply to take part in a passionate group of students helping their communities Be Well to Do Well. Here are top three reasons why you should apply:

March 10, 2017

Help! I think my roommate is eating my food. We shop separately and I’ve been noticing lately that my snacks are disappearing faster than I am able to eat them. I’m not sure how to bring this up because I don’t wanna get into an argument but I can’t keep wasting money on snacks I’m not eating. Any advice?

March 3, 2017

So I was dating a guy from high school for around 8-9 months. We really loved and cared for each other, and we dated throughout the school year, the summer before college, and a little bit into freshman year of college. We argued a little too much, and we ended on good terms. Obviously I was still very sad and vulnerable, so a few days after the breakup, I decided to go party and drink a lot. I ended up hooking up with a random guy and drunk texted my ex about it. He still hasn’t forgiven me.

February 28, 2017

Do you identify as non-binary, genderqueer, agender, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, bigender, third gender, androgyne, questioning, etc.? Are you looking for a space to get support and connect with others who identify outside the gender binary? Then come to the Gender Spectrum Support Group! The group will be facilitated by two queer-identified counselors from the Tang Center’s Trans Care Team. Drop-in anytime, no sign-up is needed.

February 21, 2017

Financial Fair Thursday, March 16, 10am-2pm

Helping staff access financial education and resources

February 17, 2017

So, in my opinion, the term “casual” is supposed to be open to interpretation, much like a casual relationship is. It can mean a plethora of things, but generally the term casual is used to refer to something that’s low-commitment and freer of expectations than a monogamous relationship. I think when defining a “casual” relationship with a partner, it is important to clarify expectations in order to avoid misunderstandings that can breed resentment.

February 10, 2017

Every time we get into a fight, my boyfriend threatens to break up with me. Is he doing this so I say sorry and he wins the fight, or does he really not want to be in a relationship with me anymore because of our fights?

February 9, 2017

I ate so much junk food this week, I feel like I gained ten pounds! How can I get more willpower?

February 8, 2017

Did you know that over 35% of UC Berkeley students reported not having any sexual partners in the last year? And that nationally about 50% of college students in the US are not in a relationship? Generally, we tend to overestimate how much sex other folks are having, especially in college. Turn off that mental score board and take it slow. You do you!

February 3, 2017

I started dating this girl last semester and I really like her. We get along great, she is very supportive, she’s intelligent, and she makes me laugh which is a bonus. The thing is we have different political views on some issues happening in the world right now and can get into heated debates. I often walk away feeling like she doesn’t understand the reality of social justice needs in this country and consider removing her from my life. Are political views worth ending things over or are there better ways that we can work things out?

January 30, 2017

This two-part student led workshop will help you resist cultural pressures to conform to ideal standards of beauty. Material presented is from The Body Project (link is external), a research based program which has been implemented on over 100 high school and college campuses in North America.

The federal executive order restricting travel and immigration has understandably evoked reactions among many Berkeley students and staff. We are particularly concerned about the impact for our international, Muslim and undocumented students. Whether these actions are directly affecting you or someone you care about, we want to make sure you find the support you need.