While stress is a part of being a student, it can become overwhelming and can lead to other health and mental health problems. For more information on stress and how to manage it, go to Be Well to Do Well.
On-line Mental Health Screenings
University Health Services offers online screenings for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress. The screenings may help you determine whether seeking professional consultation would be of benefit to you. These free screenings are available to all UC Berkeley students, staff and faculty members and are taken anonymously.
Information on Depression
Clinical depression is different than sadness and it can be debilitating. Find out more about depression and the available treatments:
Connecting with CPS
CPS counselors are skilled at assessing stress, anxiety, and depression and can help
determine what would be helpful in your situation. Brief counseling is available at CPS to
help you learn strategies to manage your anxiety and your moods and to help you sort out
difficulties that may be contributing factors. Referrals to therapists in the community for
longer-term therapy is also available. Call 510-642-9494 to make an appointment
For urgent concerns, come to the Tang Center between 10:00am - 5:00pm for drop-in counseling.
When you come to CPS to speak with a counselor on a drop-in basis, please be aware that there may be a wait to be seen. We do our best to see students in a timely way, however, wait times may vary depending on the number of students needing to be seen, and the urgency of their concerns. We appreciate your patience.
For help after-hours, call UHS Afterhours Assistance at (510) 643-7917 and ask to speak with a counselor.
For more information on accessing services go to here.