Mental Health and Wellness

Let’s face it, graduate school can be stressful. UC Berkeley has in place many resources to help graduate students reach their full academic potential, while living personally fulfilling lives. If you find yourself in a situation where the stress and pressure of graduate school are depressing your academic performance and/or overall wellness, please consider reaching out to some of the resources listed below.

  • Tang Center Counseling and Psychological Services
    • Up to eight counseling sessions per academic year, with community referrals for further treatment
    • SHIP co-pay is $0 for the first 5 appointments and $15 for the next three (as of 2019)
    • Counseling services located on 3rd floor Tang or several satellite locations for more privacy
  • CPS Graduate Student Group Counseling
    • Fall 2015 sessions include¬†Managing Stress, Anxiety, & Depression, Graduate Women’s Support, Graduate Men’s Support, Understanding Self and Others
    • All groups require a referral from a clinician but are free of charge
  • Self-Help Mental Health Resources
  • Career Counseling
    • graduate student resources available, including resume workshops
  • Fitness
    • Cal Rec Sports: free to use the campus gyms, which offer a number of free fitness classes
    • Cal Rec Sports: $25/semester to play unlimited sports
    • Outdoor Adventures: offers a number of courses including sailing, rock climbing, and windsurfing

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