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UC mental health resources to support you

With the awful deaths of so many people of color in the news piling atop the ongoing stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic downturn, continued threats of global warming and more, I’ve been struggling with my mental health. How can I use my UC benefits to get help? And, are there other resources that I can turn to? 

We hear you — 2020 continues to be a tough year for many of us. But, your local assistance program and UC behavioral health benefits are here to support you, along with many well-informed, relevant resources compiled by university experts. Here is a roundup of UC mental health resources.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Programs

The Faculty and Staff (or Employee) Assistance Program at each UC campus, medical center and national laboratory offers free, confidential resources for emotional health. Visit the website for your location to learn about remote support options and additional resources available during this time. 

Behavioral health benefits

Make your emotional health a priority during these challenging, and often isolating, times. UC’s behavioral health plans have enhanced their telemental health options and benefits to make it as easy as possible to get the help you need.

Systemwide mental health resources

Note: This is the July “Ask HR” article from the UCnetwork systemwide staff newsletter. If you have a benefits-related question you’d like us to address in a future article, email


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