Some of our favorite mental health mobile apps/tools come from the National Center for Telehealth & Technology. Check out Breathe2Relax or Tactical Breather, Moving Forward to tackle problems, and CBT-i Coach for insomnia. If you use these, use them regularly and show your doctor your log progress in appointments. (Note that these apps are not a substitute for professional help.)
The UCI Student Health Center maintains a database, in partnership with the other Wellness, Health & Counseling Services departments, of community mental health providers (e.g., licensed psychotherapists, PMHNP's, psychiatrists, group practices, facilities and programs) who can provide mental health services to our students. For SHC referrals, providers who participate in the UC SHIP-Anthem network are given priority.
Professionals who are interested in being included in this database are asked to complete (and/or update) and submit an application online at http://www.whcs.uci.edu/community-provider-database. Please allow approximately thirty (30) minutes to complete the entire application since there is no option to save the application as you proceed.
Submission of an application does not guarantee approval or inclusion in the database. Factors that are considered include but are not limited to meeting minimum qualifications, collaborative clinical experience with SHC staff, student feedback, and valid licensure to practice. Applications are reviewed on a regular basis by SHC staff.
Much of successful treatment works when we involve campus partners. We will ask for your consent to work with campus partners. A partial list of UCI Health and Wellness Resources can be found on SHC’s Health & Wellness Resources page.
Additional UCI Resources
- Academic Counseling
- Undergraduate: Division of Undergraduate Education and Peer Academic Advising Program
- Graduate: Graduate Division - Graduate Advisor Responsibilities and Graduate Resource Center
- Office of Campus Organizations
- Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication
- Center for Black Cultures, Resources & Research
- Coordinator of Faculty & Staff Mental Health Care and Respondent Services
- Cross Cultural Center
- Dental Clinic – Student Health Center
- Learning and Academic Resource Center
- Law School Clinics
- Student Housing
- Division of Continuing Education
- International Center
- Greek Life
- Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
- Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct
- Office of the Ombudsman
- Student Outreach and Retention Center (SOAR) and SOAR Food Pantry
- Student Support Services
- Transfer Student Hub
- Veteran Services Center
- Feeling stressed? If you'd like to try some guided deep breathing and relaxation experiences, check out http://www.dartmouth.edu/~healthed/relax/downloads.html. Thank you to the Health Promotions staff at Dartmouth University (which is not affiliated with UCI) who generously permitted use and link to their excellent resource page.
- Do you want more information about mental illnesses and behavioral disorders? Go to www.nimh.nih.gov, the site for the National Institutes of Mental Health, and check out the "Health Topics" section on the main page to start! For information about common health problems, preventive health information and healthy lifestyle habits, WebMD at www.webmd.com.
- Halfofus.com: Half of college students report feeling so stressed that they couldn't function at some point. Please see this helpful website to learn that you are not alone.
- This is an online resource center for college student mental health and emotional well being. Check out “Get the Facts” and “Factsheets” about depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, stress, alcohol and drugs to start.
- Help us save lives. www.save.org : Suicide Awareness Voices of Education. Prevent Suicide. Treat Depression. Also see, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, www.dbsalliance.org.
- Is there anxiety or stress in your life? If so, check out www.adaa.org: The Anxiety Disorders Association of America has a special section on College Life. Click on the tab at the bottom of its home page to start.
- Ever wonder about drugs and alcohol? The National Institute on Drug Abuse www.nida.nih.gov has more specific information on drugs of abuse.
- www.healthyminds.org This is website by the American Psychiatric Association with resources and information.
- Are you concerned about a developmental or childhood problem? “Facts for Families” are single page information sheets on a variety of topics. See this website by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to start: www.aacap.org.
- www.nami.org: The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a national, state and local grassroots organization. Get involved!
- www.activeminds.org: This is the organization for mental health advocacy specific to college campuses. We have a chapter at UCI!