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December 5, 2017

No drugs down the drain!

November 24, 2017

I have met a couple of guys from Tinder in the past year. On our first date, I could see they were physically attracted to me judging by their body language (hand-holding, hugging, tap of hand, and even attempted kissing). But it never leads to a second date and a relationship and I suspect it is my lack of personality. What do you advise in that case? How can I work on becoming a more fun person to talk to/be around? or should I just accept myself for who I am and wait for the right guy who will appreciate me for who I am and not just for my looks?

November 17, 2017

How do I deal with someone who only wants to be friends with benefits, but I may want more?

November 16, 2017

The media is full of information, though not always true. These are four common myths that we have heard our peers say and why they are not true.

November 14, 2017

Helping you start the new year with more money in your pocket. $5 off co-pay for prescriptions filled at the Tang Center Pharmacy from January 1 - July 31, 2018

  • GENERIC RX: Regular $5, Spring Promo price= FREE* Did you know most SHIP prescriptions are generic? 
  • BRAND RX: Regular $25, Spring Promo price = $20
  • NON-FORMULARY - Regular $40, Spring Promo price =$35

Available only for SHIP student members filling prescriptions at the Tang Center Pharmacy. Not eligible for any prescriptions filled outside of the Tang Center.

November 9, 2017

I've been dating someone for the first time. It's serious enough that I can envision staying with them for a long time. On the other hand, I worry that in the future I may regret not dating more people in college and experimenting to see what I truly want from a relationship. How do I reconcile my happiness with my current relationship with my doubt?

November 3, 2017

I've been having a rough semester mentally, financially, and socially. My dad calls me about once a week to check in and I don't know how to tell him I'm not doing ok. I know he'd be worried about me and everyone expects me to be having such a great time away at school.Any advice on how to handle this? Is it ok to lie to him?

October 16, 2017

October is National Work and Family Month! 

National Work and Family Month, established in 2003 and celebrated every October, focuses on the challenges working families face every day and is designed to communicate and celebrate the progress toward creating healthier and more flexible work environments. This month provides an important reminder of the power of work/life programs and policies to attract, retain, and motivate employees and the business benefits of supporting work/life effectiveness programs.

October 13, 2017

How can you keep a conversation going without all the awkward pauses?
They’re here before we know it; midterms are upon us. For many students, this means prioritizing studying over healthy habits. But exams don’t have to make us set our health aside. There are healthy habits that everyone can pick that not only contribute to overall health but may also improve your brain power while studying. I think I speak for most of us when I say I would like my brain to be working as efficiently as possible when I’m hitting the books. These tips are twofold: they contribute to your health and could help improve your cognition.

October 10, 2017

No one deserves to be abused: A discussion about intimate partner violence

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we spoke to University Health Services social worker Viviana Urdaneta Melo to better understand intimate partner violence, and what we can do to help those who are impacted.

On date 1, he says your blouse is ugly. 

On date 15, he says you look like you belong on the streets in that blouse.

On date 50, he says if you ever wear that blouse again, he will rip it off.

October 6, 2017

What is the one thing you miss most about your hometown and how do you deal with homesickness?

October 2, 2017

We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017. We recognize that this may be a very difficult time for many of our students and other campus community members with connections to Las Vegas. During this time, we encourage you to reach out for support as well as extend support to others. If you or anyone you know are experiencing distress related to this event, University Health Services is here to provide a safe and confidential environment to discuss this with a professional.

September 25, 2017

Free Speech Week events, increased security on campus and the intense media focus on UC Berkeley are impacting our students. Constant exposure to negative and threatening situations and environments has been linked to confusion, anxiety, sadness, helplessness, difficulty focusing, and poor sleep. CAPS would like to remind everyone that seeking support is a sign of strength, courage, and resiliency, not a sign of weakness.

September 22, 2017

How did you find out that you were in love with your partner?

September 15, 2017

What do I say to my roommates if I am planning to bring someone home?
There are new food experts in town! Please meet the Nutrition Outreach Workers, aka NOW. The NOWs are nutrition students at UC Berkeley hoping to spread nutrition information to their peers.

August 28, 2017

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) 

Ask a Question, Save a Life

Over the last few years, you may have become acquainted with the Look for the Signs App (for students) or the Mental Health Handbook for faculty, staff, and GSIs to assist you in helping someone in distress. One component of that help is understanding when a student may be in danger of suicide. Counseling and Psychological Services would like to offer you unique training specifically to support students who may be thinking about suicide. Each training is limited to 20 attendees.

August 27, 2017

Campus Memorial September 18

Every fall, the campus holds an annual memorial event to recognize the faculty/academics, staff, students, emeriti faculty, and staff retirees who died in the past year. This event will take place on Monday, September 18th from 12-1 pm at the flagpole west of California Hall. The program includes brief remarks and a reading of the names of those who are being remembered, followed by music and spoken word. 

August 18, 2017

Not all freshmen arrive on campus knowing how to be resilient. Staff Psychologist Amy Honigman shares her perspective in this Mercury News article.