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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

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.

January 20, 2017

Sharing this spring’s health programs with your team. Be Well at Work – Faculty/Staff Health Programs is offering a vast array of workshops, classes and programs this spring to prevent injuries and promote health improvement. This spring’s feature is a healthy lifestyle program on prediabetes prevention with an optional, fasting blood sugar screening.

January 19, 2017

Make 2017 your healthiest year yet! Find ways to boost your health and well-being with the University Health Services. 1. Find the nearest REST Zone. Next time you're at UHS, take a break in our stress-relieving massage chairs. Need a nap? Stop by the newest REST Zone at Moffitt Library for nap pods and lounge chairs, or find the REST Zone nearest you on the Berkeley Nap Map.

January 17, 2017

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 guides (for faculty/staff/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.

December 21, 2016

Happy New Year! Be Well at Work – Faculty/Staff Health Programs is offering a vast array of workshops, classes and programs this spring to prevent injuries and promote health improvement. Spring 2017 Staff Career Development Workshops open for registration! Hold your spot before winter break ends! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

December 12, 2016

Take care of yourself, each other and our community

December 9, 2016

My boyfriend and I have been in a relationship for almost 3 years and even though I really care about him, I think I’m interested in seeing other people. He’s great but I’m starting to wonder what I may be missing out on. Any advice?

November 22, 2016

Make your holiday parties fun and healthy! UC Berkeley has a long-standing commitment to promoting healthy eating and active living. | UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) Class – The Pension Plan | Spring 2017 Staff Career Development Workshops open for registration!

November 18, 2016

I’m going to be around campus for the Thanksgiving holiday. This is my first year at Cal and away from home. What should I expect? What is there to do?

November 15, 2016

Q: I don’t have a lot of money for food. How can I eat well on a tight budget? A: Unreliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food - aka food insecurity - is an unfortunate reality for many UC students. Food and other basic needs insecurity among students is gaining attention of campus and state leaders, and efforts are underway to improve the problem from many angles.

We hate to admit it, but we all love to complain! This is perhaps due to living in a society where seeing glass half empty is the automatic norm. Although initially it may be difficult to do, we must train ourselves to appreciate the things we do have in order to achieve happiness and satisfaction in life. You have the power to make a positive change in your life all on your own!

Here are 7 scientifically proven benefits of expressing one’s gratitude:

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.