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Time: Refreshments start at 5:30 PM, Event start time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM PT with 30 min Q and A to follow Location: Black Resource Center, Black...
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In light of recent events:

Counseling and Psychological Services at UC Merced extend our hearts to those who have been impacted by the recent tragic events in Texas and New York. We recognize the world, on a daily basis may feel increasingly unsafe and that these tragic circumstances can evoke a variety of thoughts, feelings, and reactions. During these times, please know you are not alone.

CAPS staff is here to support you. If you would like to speak with a mental health professional, please contact us at (209) 228-4266.


Grinding All My Life: Balancing Ambition and Mental Wellness

Join UC Merced CAPS and The Black Girl Doctor for a discussion where 3 Black psychologists deconstruct the myths that uphold toxic positivity and offer their guidance for your mental health as a high achiever. Click here to register.

Date: September 15, 2022

Time: Refreshments start at 5:30 PM, Event start time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM PT with 30 min Q and A to follow

Location: Black Resource Center, Black Resource Lounge: Granite Pass rooms 102 and 103

Panelists: Dr. Akilah, Dr. Dom C., Dr. Nolan


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to support the emotional well-being of UC Merced scholars. To speak with a mental health provider, please contact CAPS at (209) 228-4266, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-4:30 pm.

After business hours, you may speak with a mental health counselor by calling ProtoCall Crisis Services at (209) 228-4266 and pressing option #1. In addition, ProtoCall will be providing an additional option of connecting callers to the Experian line for further assistance with free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services.

LiveHealth: Students enrolled with UCSHIP can access tele-behavioral health services through LiveHealth Online. For more information please visit: . Email may be sent to: or contact them toll free at 1-855-603-7985.

If you are an alum and/or scholar who is interested in accessing community mental health services and need assistance navigating your insurance coverage, please contact UC Merced Student Health Center Insurance Coordinators at:

Email:, Phone: 209-228-2273 (option 4). Please leave a voicemail when calling, calls will be returned within 24 business hours.

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News and Updates

March 23, 2021
Announcing the appointment of Dr. Tania Gonzalez as the new CAPS Director.
February 3, 2021

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has made a number of innovations to our services for this new transition of COVID-19 impact. We are hopeful that these changes will allow us to serve...

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