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Support Options for Students

NAMI Yolo does not necessarily endorse the organizations and groups listed below. This information is offered as a convenience for the local mental health community. Because “things change,” please confirm the date and time of support group meetings before attending.

Research conducted by NAMI on college campuses shows that:

  • One in four students have a diagnosable illness.
  • 40% do not seek help.
  • 80% feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities.
  • 50% have been so anxious, they struggled in school.

The Best Colleges Guide to the Top Mental Health Challenges Facing Students helps identify signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students and when and where to seek help. Left untreated, these issues can become debilitating for students.

UC Davis Student Mental Health Resources

Dedicated to promoting awareness and acceptance with regard to mental health issues on the UC Davis campus and within our local community. Bogs, activities, resources. Contact NAMIUCDavis@gmail.com for details. LIKE NAMI UC Davis Facebook

UC Davis Active Minds
A affiliate of the national organization empowering students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. Their goal is to change culture on campuses and in the community by providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training to the next generation

UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Service
After Hours Phone: 530-752-2349
Support Groups. Offers support groups with various themes but NOT one specifically for those with mental illness although it was being considered at one time. Consider contacting SHCS to request such a group to show UCD that interest exists.

Individual counseling. Students with urgent needs can drop in or call the number above. Otherwise, students can call and set up an appointment to talk with staff and see if individual counseling would be a good fit. Info online.

The House: peer counseling program
Phone: 530-752-2790
Students can drop-in or call for phone counseling Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm. Student may be referred to CAPS if his/her needs are outside scope of peer counselors’ training.

UC Davis Disability Center
Phone: 530-752-3184
Coordinates services for students with disabilities including psychological disabilities
Information for Students with Psychological Disabilities

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: Risk Reduction (ATOD)
Phone: 530-752-6334

Cowell Health Center – general medical
Phone: 530-752-2300

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center
Phone: 530-752-2452
Email: eacote@ucdavis.edu

NAMI On Campus
Find out how to start a NAMI On Campus club at your school.

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For more support options see Mental Health Clients.
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Other Supports

NAMI Discussion Groups
Registration is required.

OK2Talk and You Are Not Alone
Two spaces for blogging and sharing your stories.

Meetup.com Groups
You may find other informal groups that keep their own schedules. Search for a diagnosis to find a group of people that share your interests.

NAMI National Information Helpline
Phone: 800-950-6264
When: 7am to 3pm Mon-Fri

Recovery Education Course for People with MentaI Illness

Kaiser Permanente
Health Education Classes/Support
Offers Anxiety and Depression but you have to search for city/location. You must be a Kaiser member to access class/support information.
Phone: 800-464-4000

Other possibilities are

Sutter Davis Medical Group 530-756-6440
Woodland Healthcare Clinic 530-662-3961
Communicare 530-668-2400
UC Davis Medical Clinic 800-282-3284
Family Service Agency (sliding scale, therapists) 530-662-2211


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