The Behavioral Health Struggle Is Real - for Everyone!

Behavioral health challenges don't discriminate. No one is immune to burnout, depression, anxiety, substance misuse and other concerns. Emotional and mental health challenges make it difficult to be at our best. Even before COVID-19, our collective consciousness was suffering. Add the stress of virtual schooling, safety protocols, financial hardships, working remotely, coping with sickness and death, and recent acts of racism and violence in the U.S., and it's no surprise that levels of anxiety and depression continue to climb.

And while anyone might wrestle with emotional health struggles, not everyone who wants support feels comfortable or is able to seek it. This may be particularly true for those who might encounter stigma, discrimination, lack of diversity in health care providers, and language barriers.

You Are Not Alone

UC Systemwide Resources

Improving your emotional well-being can have tremendously positive effects on every aspect of life. That's why UC's health systems benefits, digital tools, and campus-based research and programs offer a variety of ways for our diverse community to safely and confidentially connect with effective support.

Each UC campus, medical center, national laboratory, and the Office of the President administers a Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, offering confidential emotional health resources, including short-term counseling, assessment and referral. Learn more.

myStrength. Interactive tool that helps you build resilience, improve overall well-being, combat depression, anxiety, stress, substance use, chronic pain and more. Log in to your Health Net account and:

  • Click on the Wellness Center tab to find myStrength.
  • Click Discover myStrength, then go to myStrength from Health Net.
  • On the Health Net myStrength portal, click Sign Up, then complete the brief wellness assessment and personal profile.

Go mobile! After setting up an online account, download the myStrength app for iOS and Android devices, and register using the same email and password.

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