Menu of Mental Health Resources

There are many different ways to get mental health support. Below we have compiled a menu of campus resources, peer resources, online/phone/text resources, and community resources.  


1. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 310-825-0768
https://www.counseling.ucla.edu/
Provides individual therapy, group therapy, wellness skills groups, and psychiatry services
Provides 24/7 consultation to concerned staff, faculty, and students

2. Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE)
https://www.careprogram.ucla.edu/
Provides support, consultation, advocacy for student survivors of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking
Provides trauma-informed yoga for student survivors

3. Campus and Student Resilience provides two programs:
Depression Grand Challenge: students may participate in internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (iCBT) program for depression and anxiety; may be helpful to students with language barrier or reluctant to meet with a therapist: https://depression.semel.ucla.edu/icbt_cis 

• Resilience Peer Network (students may also be connected with Resilience Peers following completion of the above survey)

4. UCLA Psychology Clinic 310-825-2305
https://www.psych.ucla.edu/centers-programs/clinic
Provides low-fee individual and group psychotherapy (e.g., CBT group), as well as diagnostic assessments

5. PEERS Friendship Program
https://www.semel.ucla.edu/peers
Provides social skills therapy/training for students with social skills deficits (evidence based practice for autism spectrum)

6. Collegiate Recovery Program 
https://www.collegiaterecovery.ucla.edu/
Provides individual support and weekly recovery meetings for students who are in recovery from substance use or other addictive behaviors

7. ASHE smoking cessation program 310-825-4073
 https://www.studenthealth.ucla.edu/services/smoking-cessation

8. Research opportunities 
Students may receive treatment and/or assessment through various research projects on campus

9. Other campus partners:
See full list at https://www.counseling.ucla.edu/resources/campus-partners
UCLA Case Managers: Can assist distressed students with various domains (academic, housing, economic)

 

1. Peer Counselors
GRIT Peer Coaching
https://www.grit.ucla.edu/Request-a-Coach
The GRIT Peer-to-Peer 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.

UCLA Peer Counseling Program
Contact: Lydia Nguyen @ 310-825-0248 or LDNguyen@mednet.ucla.edu
Peer counseling program being run in conjunction with the Neuromodulation Division of the
Semel Institute.  Peer counselors are provided with didactic training around listening skills and empathic responding and work under the weekly supervision of a faculty advisor. Services are confidential and are available to students experiencing personaldifficulties, hardships and challenges.

WAZO Connect
https://www.wazoconnect.com/
WAZO Connect is a student organization at UCLA that aims to improve mental health on college campuses. 
It offers all students in need with a personal mentor for 6 weeks and bi-weekly wellness activities.

Bruins for Recovery (B4R)
https://www.bruins4recovery.org/
Bruins for Recovery (B4R) is a registered student organization at UCLA dedicated to supporting students recovering from addictive behaviors, and their allies, family, and friends. Offers campus meetings and support groups.

Financial Peers Educator (Financial Wellness Program)
https://www.financialwellness.ucla.edu/
This program fosters financial literacy skills through workshops, coaching and online educational efforts.

2. Chinese Student and Scholar Association
http://www.uclacssa.org/ provides many helpful adjustment tips, stress-management skills in Mandarin

3. International Student Ambassadors
Dashew Center has international student ambassadors who are available to provide advice and resources to ease the transition to life in Los Angeles and UCLA.  
https://www.internationalcenter.ucla.edu/programs-events/ambassadors

 

1. CAPS has a list of online resources and apps

2. National suicide prevention line provides 24/7, free and confidential support

Call at 1800-273-TALK (8255); or
Text 741741 https://www.crisistextline.org/

3. Mindfulness resources
Mindfulness Awareness Research Center: offers free guided meditation on http://marc.ucla.edu/ as well as free drop-in meditations at various campus locations
Mindful UCLA https://www.resilience.ucla.edu/mindful_ucla

4. Free online support group 
Eating concerns: http://edsupportgroup.weebly.com/
Eating concerns: http://supportinrecovery.com/\

5. Self-help apps

6. Crisis hotline in home country - check to see if your country has one
Samaritans in Singapore offers 24/7 confidential support with toll-free number https://www.sos.org.sg/

For students who might prefer longer-term or regular therapy than what is available at CAPS. 

Providers may accept insurance or sliding scale fee. Students can search providers by zip, specialty, and languages.

1. CAPS Community Provider Database
https://www.counseling.ucla.edu/resources/community-provider-database

2. Psychology Today
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

3. Good Therapy
https://www.goodtherapy.org/

4. Community resources
Korean American Family Services http://kfamla.org/
A non-profit counseling center for Korean community. They are located in K-Town and provide therapy in Korean language. They offer sliding scale and Medi-cal services.