November 11, 2016

Being a transfer student sucks. It’s almost the end of my first semester and I don’t feel like I have made very much progress socially (or academically, really). Any tips?

November 9, 2016

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) counselors have heard from students throughout this election cycle about the impact the rhetoric and conversations are having on their lives, their stress levels and their emotional wellness.

CAPS is working with the Dean of Students office and various advising offices on-campus to find spaces for students to process their reactions to yesterday's election and in some of them there will be counselors available.

November 4, 2016

My roommate and I are on two different schedules. I’m up early getting ready for 8am’s and he tends to get back to the apartment late- plus, he’s a night owl. He’s gotten upset with me in the past for making noise "too early” and honestly, he wakes me up at times when he’s up late at night. What can I do about this?

November 1, 2016

Directing Change is part of Each Mind Matters: California's Mental Health Movement and statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students.

October 31, 2016

The student-led Crohn's and Colitis (IBD) Support Group held at the Tang Center is back this semester. 

Upcoming dates: 

  • Friday, November 4
  • Friday, November 18
  • Friday, December 2

The group is held in the Tang Center, on the first floor in the Education Center from 6-7pm. 

October 28, 2016

I’ve changed my major twice already and am thinking about changing it for a third time. I feel confident that I’m making the right choice this time, my only problem is that I haven’t told my parents yet. They’ve freaked out on me already for not sticking with one major and I don’t know how to bring the conversation up again. I’m nervous because I don’t want them to see me as flaky or irresponsible. How can I talk to them about it?

October 21, 2016

Dorm plague is rampant in unit 3. How can I best prevent myself from catching what others have?

October 20, 2016

Physical therapists treat pain through movement and exercise, helping patients improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Physical therapists also educate their patients about pain, which is known to improve outcomes.

October 18, 2016

KEYS Training – What supervisors need to know – The KEYS Risk Management Track trains supervisors in a continuum of skills including creating a healthy workplace, preventing injuries, and managing the disability process. | Does your department have a Computer Workstation Evaluator? The University relies on a network of trained Computer Workstation Evaluators to perform basic workstation evaluations within their own departments. | Does your team have a wellness ambassador? Wellness ambassadors are faculty or staff volunteers who help create a safe and healthy workplace in their unit by committing as little as an hour each month to promote the campus’ health and wellness programs.

October 17, 2016

Q: What is mindful eating? And is it really practical for busy college students? A: I believe that learning to eat mindfully is the key to lifelong healthy food habits. Mindful eating takes practice but it’s not complicated and it doesn’t require lots of time. To understand how mindfulness applies to food, it’s important to first define mindfulness itself.
Did you see last week's Berkeleyside article about the rise in alcohol abuse statistics at Cal?

October 14, 2016

I live in unit 1 and even though we’ve been in school almost a month, I still haven’t made any friends. I thought living in the dorms would give me a better chance to meet people but it is harder than I thought. What are some tips on making friends while living in the dorms?
How would you define a healthy friendship?

October 10, 2016

The Hepatitis B Foundation is collaborating with StoryCenter on a Storytelling Project, to make the real voices of every-day people living with/affected by hepatitis B a key ingredient of local and nationwide prevention and advocacy efforts.

October 7, 2016

Hi there! Conflicts among friends can be tough, especially if you value all of your friendships and don’t want to lose any of them in trying to save other people’s. First, think about what the conflict is over. If it’s something small, there might not be that much risk associated with getting involved a little bit. Having a mutual friend bring some common ground back into the issue can help a lot. If the issue is very large or you are uncomfortable getting involved, find someone who can.
So, to start off with, I’m going to be using the term sexual debut to refer to the concept of virginity, as the term “virginity” tends to be attached to some heteronormative connotations. However, go ahead and call it whatever you feel comfortable calling it, but I personally prefer to use the term sexual debut because I feel that virginity is attached directly to the act of having penetrative sex, while I prefer to keep the concept of sex open-ended, and open to interpretation.

October 1, 2016

September 23, 2016

I have been in a relationship for almost 2 years and my girlfriend and I have had what I consider a great relationship. Last week she confessed to cheating while she was home for the summer and I don’t know what to do. I try to be the best partner I can and know that she loves me but I’m mad and don’t trust her and have thought about breaking up. She says she wants to be with me but how do I know she’s telling the truth?

September 21, 2016

September 15, 2016

Q: What is the best way for college students to prevent the “Freshman 15?” A: Ain’t no such thing. The “Freshman 15” is a catchy phrase that was probably created to sell magazines. A meta-analysis of 22 studies including more than 5500 participants showed that college students gained an average of only 3 pounds. That’s a normal and expected weight gain for a student in his or her late teens. We measure growth in kids and teens on growth curves.