Counseling

CPS response to recent events

March 27, 2017
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.

Online Trainings

Online Depression & Suicide Prevention training

  • This brief training will help you learn how to identify and respond to students in distress. After completing this training, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey about its effectiveness.

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.

Requests for Documentation

At times, students may need documentation of services received at CPS to support withdrawal from classes, arrangements with financial aid, accommodations through Disabled Students Program, and for academic accommodations from instructors.

While it is generally not CPS policy to write letters, counselors can provide other forms of documentation when appropriate. Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) can provide the following documentation for current and/or previous clients:

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training - Spring 2017

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.

Public Service Announcements

UC Berkeley Public Service Announcements (PSAs) seek to educate students on mental and physical health related issues that affect their day-to-day lives. Videos highlight the many resources that UC Berkeley can provide to help with these issues. 

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.

Assess Your Well-Being

    Anonymous Screenings for Mental Health

    Services

    The Career Counseling Library provides comprehensive counseling services to help you select a major and make career decisions.