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.
Free Speech week events, increased security on campus and the intense media focus on UC Berkeley is 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. CPS would like to remind everyone that seeking support is a sign of strength, courage and resiliency, not a sign of weakness.
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.