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UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars

Find the complete List of Wellness and Mental Resources provided to students by UCLA Departments.

In the U.S., it is very common to use a counseling center as a place to get support and understanding. While the transition to UCLA can be an exciting challenge, it is normal that some of our students may be coping with personal, financial, health, and other stressors. The UCLA Counseling & Psychological Services Center (CAPS) is here to support your growth and development, and to help you to restore balance, build strength, gain emotional resiliency and increase your personal well-being.

CAPS

UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS staff is comprised of professionals from diverse cultures and backgrounds. All clinicians are trained to provide culturally-sensitive treatment. CAPS clinicians speak a range of languages.

Spring 2022 Drop-In Hours for International Students and Scholars:

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To schedule an appointment:

Call CAPS at (310) 825-0768

Visit their website for more information and additional services: https://www.counseling.ucla.edu/

24 Hour Crisis Hotline

The UCLA CAPS crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day by phone (310-825-0768).

Online Resources & Apps

Visit the CAPS website for a list of online resources and apps.

My Student Support Program (My SSP)

A new service to support the emotional health and wellbeing of our international students, called My Student Support Program (My SSP) : If you are feeling overwhelmed with your studies, experiencing uncertainty over recent events, or have something else occupying your thoughts and need to speak with someone, My SSP can help!

Check out the My SSP app!

  • Real-time chat or phone call with a professional (24/7, no appointment needed)

  • In Mandarin, Spanish, French, and English.

  • For other language preferences, you may request to be set up with a counselor who speaks that language (by appointment, depending on availability.)

  • Call to schedule short-term support via phone and video sessions with a professional

  • Support is available in multiple languages and from professionals who understand the unique challenges students face when studying in a new environment*

  • Wellbeing assessments, articles, podcasts to support your emotional wellbeing content to help support international students' success

  • Sign up for virtual fitness sessions to help you stay active at home!

Learn more about My SSP app.

Using My SSP is easy!

  • Search 'My SSP' from either the Apple App Store or Google Play, select your school and complete the profile.

  • You can also connect with My SSP by calling 1-866-743-7732 or visiting us.myissp.com

  • Remember, My SSP is free and confidential -- meaning your professors, friends, family, etc. will not know you reached out unless you choose to tell them.

*My SSP app content and support are available 24/7 in Mandarin, Cantonese (simplified Chinese text), Spanish French, and English. For other language preferences, you may request to be set up with a counselor who speaks that language (by appointment, depending on availability.)

Dashew Resource

The Dashew Center has its very own case manager!

Hillary Thomas is here to help you when you are stressed or need to talk through a problem. She can connect you to resources that will help you succeed academically, socially, and emotionally! Case Managers are available to assist students in crisis and consult with the campus at large about appropriate resources for students of concern.

To contact them please fill out this form.

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