Counseling

Prevention, Education, Outreach

Outreach is about connecting with the campus community to increase college mental health through awareness, education, and stigma reduction.

We actively engage students, faculty, staff and parents in creating a healthy campus environment and preventing mental health problems. We also do all we can to connect with students who do not utilize tradition counseling.

Resources

There are many resources to help your emotional wellness. For advice about specific concerns, treatments or medications, please seek face-to-face consultation with a mental health professional.

Outreach to Specific Communities

outreach

Outreach is about connecting with the campus community to increase college mental health through awareness, education, and stigma reduction.

Global Institute for Counseling and Student Mental Health

The Global Institute for Counseling and Student Mental Health offers training programs for counselors, student affairs professionals, and mental health providers worldwide.

CAPS Commitment to Diversity in Response to Recent Events

November 15, 2019
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.

Suicide Prevention

If You Are Suicidal

If you have taken steps to end your life, then please do one of the following so as to obtain immediate medical help:

Dial 9-1-1 from a landline or if you are off-campus

Dial UCPD Emergency at (510) 642-3333 from a cell phone if you are on or near campus
We ask that you do this so that we have a chance to help you with whatever leaves you feeling so overwhelmed that life is not worth living. We believe that you can be helped. We would like a chance to try to help you.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects an estimated 3-5% of children and often persists into adolescence and adulthood. The principal characteristics of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.