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ON CAMPUS RESOURCES - STUDENTS
Student Wellness Commission (SWC)
- The Student Wellness Commission was added to UCLA's Undergraduate Students Association Council in 1964 to focus on health education, student advocacy, and holistic well-being. With 11 committees, SWC covers a wide range of important topics such as sexual health, physical wellness, and mental illness.
- Wazo Connect is a student organization that aims to improve mental health on university campuses through peer mentorship and wellness activities. They serve as a complement to CAPS and other mental health groups on campus to provide the best support for students who are feeling lonely and stressed.
- The GRIT Coaching program is committed to the development and well-being of the whole student. GRIT stands for guidance, resilience, integrity and transformation. In this program, UCLA students receive individualized support from trained peer coaches, with the aims of enhancing overall well-being and improving academic and personal success by utilizing various strategies for empowerment.
- The RISE Center is a wellness hub dedicated to the UCLA community to promote self-care, connection, and thriving. RISE is located in Lu Valle Commons basement, (underneath the food court) in the area of North Campus.
- Guided meditations: https://risecenter.ucla.edu/virtual-library/guided-meditations-audio
- Mental health worksheets: https://risecenter.ucla.edu/virtual-library/handouts-and-worksheets
- They offer a COVID-19 Care Package that includes resources and tools designed to lift moods and ease anxiety and depression.
- Website: https://standtogether.ucla.edu
- COVID-19 Resource Guide: https://standtogether.ucla.edu/resource-guide/
- Their MindWell pod aims to promote wellbeing, resilience, social connectedness, and creative achievement throughout the UCLA community.
- Website: https://mindwell.healthy.ucla.edu
- MindWell Blog: https://mindwell.healthy.ucla.edu/blog/
- List of mental health programs and activities on campus: https://mindwell.healthy.ucla.edu/programs-activities/
- The mission of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) is to disseminate mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research.
- Free guided meditations: https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/patients
- The Resilience Peer Network (RPN) is a collective of UCLA undergraduate and graduate students trained to support fellow students. Resilience Peers are trained in active listening and empathic responding; boundaries, privacy, and ethics; applied positive psychology principles and resilience skills; motivational support to reinforce evidence-based treatment for stress, depression, and anxiety; and mindfulness approaches to resilience.
- Website: https://www.resilience.ucla.edu/resilience-peer-network/rpn
- This program is free and anonymous. It is intended to help determine whether you should seek help from a mental health professional.
- Website: https://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/hyho
- They offer a mindful movement and meditation course that teaches several effective stress management tools.
- Wellness Audios: https://fitwell.recreation.ucla.edu/programs/bruin-mindfit
Crisis Text Line
- A free text line for those in crisis or in need of support. All texters will be connected to a volunteer trained to support people in crisis.
- Text HELLO to 741741
- Call 805-854-7771
- Provides referrals, crisis counseling, information on resources, and emotional support.
- The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.
- Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
- Offers help for domestic assault survivors over the phone, and has information on how to recognize and prevent domestic abuse. Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services.
- 1-(800) 656-4673
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline helps caller access confidential services including confidential support from a trained staff member, support finding a local health facility that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams, someone to help you talk through what happened, local resources that can assist with your next steps toward healing and recovery, referrals for long term support in your area, information about the laws in your community, basic information about medical concerns.
- Call 1-800-273-8255
- The Lifeline provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. You will be connected to a crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. A crisis worker will work to with you ensure that you feel safe and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area.
- (800) 788-7386
- Text START to 678-678
- Chat at: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-helpnow/
- A free hotline tailored towards young LGBTQ+ individuals who are in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk
- Call 1-877-565-8860
- Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
Support groups (VIrtual and in-Person)
- 18percent is a free and global online peer-to-peer support group centered around mental health. The community is hosted on the app Slack.
- In person: https://emotionsanonymous.org/what-we-offer/find-a-meeting/global-ea-meetings.html
- Online: https://emotionsanonymous.org/what-we-offer/find-a-meeting/remote-ea-meetings/
- Emotions Anonymous International (EAI) is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the ongoing efforts of an international fellowship of men and women who desire to improve their emotional well-being. EA members come together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery from any sort of emotional difficulties
- In person meetings: https://eatingdisordersanonymous.org/meetings/
- Online meetings: https://eatingdisordersanonymous.org/online-meetings/
- Zoom/Phone meetings: https://eatingdisordersanonymous.org/phone-zoom-meetings/
- Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a Twelve-Step fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.
- Fort Refuge is an online community of abuse survivors. They come together and try to make sense of the trauma they’ve been through, the aftermath it left them with, and their coping with and recovery from both.
- Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. The Mental Health America Support Community connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration.
- A free online support community for members dealing with issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, STDs, relationship problems, and more.
- An online community of mental health professionals that provide confidential support to those in need. Offers peer support, support groups, counseling, and psychotherapy.
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
- Black emotional and Mental Health is a website that offers coping skills resources and resources to locate therapists or mobile crisis teams.
- A collection of guided meditations to assist in calming a heightened state of distress, affirm one’s value and humanity, and recenter with love for Black people.
- Offers an anonymous hotline for the Black, Black LGBTQ+, Brown, Native, and Muslim community to confidentially report negative, physical, and inappropriate contact with police and vigilantes
- Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional.
- A meditation app created by BIPOC folks for BIPOC community.
- Low cost or free support for individuals of south Asian descent struggling with mental health.
- SASMHA seeks to create a safe space for South Asian youth across the diaspora, focusing on adolescence to early adulthood. Provides a list of south Asian specific mental health resources.
- A directory of culturally competent South Asian mental health professionals.
- Provides directory for the Latinx community to find culturally competent therapists.
- A website developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant to Black women. Includes a blog, online community, and a directory to find culturally competent therapists.