Our 8th Giving Day was a Resounding success! Thank you to all who made a gift during the day. If you missed your opportunity to give, you can still come together for uc irvine and give by clicking here!
Counseling Center

The UCI Counseling Center is the primary counseling and mental health agency for UC Irvine undergraduate and graduate students. The UCI Counseling Center provides a variety of services, including therapy and outreach and prevention to help students achieve optimal mental health for academic success, personal growth, and increased capacity to cope with the stresses of being a university student. The center strives to elevate the student experience and create pathways to success through a wide range of multiculturally based clinical, outreach, prevention, and training services.

The Counseling Center’s outreach and prevention services provide a unique opportunity to empower, educate, and reach our student body. Your gift enables the Counseling Center to interact with the UCI student community in creative and innovative ways, outside of the therapeutic room, to reduce mental health stigma and prevent suicide.

This year's Outreach and Prevention Services needs include:

National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day is a health screening day that provides a quick and easy way to spot the first signs of mental health distress. Major Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affection more than 16 million American adults each year.

Mental Health Resource Fair

The Mental Health Resource Fair is a collaborative event with campus and community vendors providing resource and service information to our UCI Student community. All vendors have a mental health focus but also services targeting our LGBTQ, LatinX, AAPI, and Black/African American populations.

Awareness Week Initiatives and Campaigns

The Counseling Center hosts a variety of programs and events for several awareness weeks throughout the year to bring awareness and education to our campus community, including:

  • Sleep Awareness Week
  • National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
  • Suicide Prevention Week
  • National Coming Out Day
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Programs

Bringing awareness and education around Suicide Prevention to our campus community is very important to hopefully prevent suicide and suicidal ideation and behaviors amongst our student population. We do this through a variety of suicide prevention and mental health awareness programs such as our Green Bandana campaign and Questions, Persuade and Refer training.

Art of Healing Showcase

The Art of Healing Showcase is a program designed to help students empower themselves and others, as well as decrease mental health stigma by exhibiting visual artwork created by our very own UCI students.

Last year outreach and prevention services reached over 17,000 students, faculty, staff, and community members on the UCI campus. Outreach and prevention services, along with providing Suicide Prevention Trainings to over 545 students, faculty, and staff.  These services and programs allow an opportunity for us to reach marginalized communities, reduce stigma around mental health and help seeking, along with preventing students from needing therapy by providing them tools and psychoeducation. 

Your Giving Day gift could help safe a life! Help us in spreading messages of hope!
For more information about our services and the center please go to: https://counseling.uci.edu/

Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Counseling Center 25 Gifts for $5,000 Challenge
Help us reach 25 gifts to unlock a generous gift of $5,000 to the Counseling Center from UCI Parents Melissa and Daniel Tassé!
25 / 25 Gifts
Counseling Center 10 Gifts for $1,000 Challenge
Be one of the first 10 donors to the Counseling Center and help unlock $1,500 in bonus funds for the center from UCI Parent Executive Board members Ashwani and Veerangana Arya!
10 / 10 Gifts
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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