Health and Wellness Resources

Organizations to contact in an emergency in California (alternatives to 911): 

  • Mental Health Resources:

    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: call 1-800-273-TALK

    • The Jason Foundation: text Jason to 741741

    • California Coalition for Youth (24/7 Hotline): Call or text 800-843-5200

  • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Help:

    • California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (24/7 crisis counselors): Call 1-661-327-1091

    • National Teen Dating Abuse Line (24/7 confidential help from trained advocates: call 1-866-331-9474 or text “LOVEIS”

  • LGBTQ+ Crisis Support:

    • The Trevor Project (24/7 crisis intervention hotline for LGBTQ youth): 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678

    • Trans Lifelines (hotline run by  and for trans people to provide support and resources and open 7 am- 1 pm PST): call 877-565-8860

    • LGBT National Help Center (open Mon-Fri 1 pm - 9 pm PST and Sat 9 am - 2 pm): call 1-888-843-4564 

 

On-Campus Resources:

  • UHS Tang Center: https://uhs.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-9494

  • Counseling and Psychology Services at the Tang Center: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/counseling/counseling-and-psychological-services-caps/about or call (510) 642-9494 or visit the Tang Center to initiate a counseling service.

    • Offers short term counseling for academic, career, and personal issues and also offers psychiatry services for circumstances when medication can help with counseling. There is no charge to get started, and all registered students can access services regardless of their insurance plan.

      •  Tang Center offers 5 FREE counseling sessions for everyone, regardless of insurance status.

      • CAPS hours are currently 10 am- 4 pm Monday - Friday

      • May request a specific counselor; go online to see their counselors!

  • Social Services at the Tang Center: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/social-services or call (510) 642-6074

    • Confidential counseling services are topic-specific (listed on their website) and aim to help students strengthen coping skills, problem solve, and identify resources. Social Services is open to all registered UC Berkeley students regardless of your insurance plan.

  • Student-to-Student Peer Counseling: https://sspc.berkeley.edu to make an appointment

    • Provides free one-on-one, confidential, walk-in, and phone-in services to UC Berkeley students.

    • Open 10 am - 4 pm at Eshleman Hall, Room 312E

  • Health Coaching: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/healthcoaching (make an appointment on their website)

    • Health coaches help students create and achieve health and wellness goals. They provide 45-minute health sessions where they address a student’s wellness practices or sexual health practices. 

    • Student peer educators also provide 25-minute sessions where students can learn about their options to have their overall sexual health and practice safer sex.

    • The website also has some information guidelines to read about practice healthy habits as a student. 

  • Black Health Matters: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/blackhealthmatters

    • Provides campus resources for the Black community and CAPS Counselors that serve the Black Community as well as provides guides about healthy living at Cal.

    • Includes information about their Wellness Blog, which provides health and wellness tips and articles written by and for Black identified students at UC Berkeley: https://blackhealthmattersatcal.wordpress.com.

  • Services at Tang for LGBTQ Students: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/pride

    • Lists health sources for LGBTQ students such as medical and counseling services as well as information about health coaching appointments around LGBTQ sexuality and sexual health concerns and student-led sexual health workshops tailored to LGBTQ issues.

    • It also provides information about The Hookup, monthly workshops on relevant LGBTQ issues, LGBTQ Talk, drop-in counseling every Monday from 3-5 pm in 150 Chavez, and Queer support groups.

  • Transgender Care: https://uhs.berkeley.edu/trans

    • Includes medical and counseling information for trans and gender non-conforming students, as well as enumerates primary care physicians and mental health clinicians that specialize in trans care. It also provides information about insurance and preventative care, such as STI screening and pap smears.

    • Provides information about insurance as well as additional resources off-campus and online.

  • Free HIV Antibody Testinghttps://uhs.berkeley.edu/rapidhivtesting

    • Sexual Health Education Program's Sexpert Education Clinic provides free HIV antibody testing for Cal Students, where they use a blood-based finger prick test. Information about location and dates are the website as well as how to make an appointment, however it is not required

  • After-hours support 24/7 line: (855) 817-5667

Off-Campus/Online Resources:

  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a free crisis counselor 24/7 or go online at https://www.crisistextline.org to see more information.

  • betterhelp: https://www.betterhelp.com/about/

    • An online platform that makes professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient - to anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere

  • TalkSpace: https://www.talkspace.com

    • An online platform that matches you with an online therapist within your budget.

  • Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/get-help-now or (866)-488-7386

    • Provides free, 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline to LGBTQ youth. Also provides 24/7 online confidential instant messaging with a Trevor counselor. They provide confidential text messaging as well. 

    • The website also lists resources about education and how to get involved.

  • Women’s Therapy Centerhttp://www.womenstherapy.org/ to find more information and prices

    • A non-profit organization that offers affordable mental health services for adult women of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations as well as couples, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals.

    • Provides the different clinical services (as well as Clinical Training/internships if you are interested) as well as a membership to join the organization ($60 for Students)

  • Therapy for Black Girls: https://therapyforblackgirls.com/

    • Offers the ability to find either an in-person or virtual therapist in order to encourage the mental wellness of Black women and girls. 

    • Focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women and girls by also providing podcasts and articles to keep Black women and girls informed.

Stress Management Resources:

Please contact reach out to PHC's VP of Health and Wellness, Mooni, at phc.wellness@calgreeks.com if you have any questions or comments about the resources listed above.