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Mental Wellness


Individual and community well-being is essential as we work our way through the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant impact on our professional and personal lives.In the pursuit of helping all members of the campus community maintain positive self care, UC Merced has purchased a license that will allows every student, staff, and faculty member to enjoy a free subscription to Calm, the #1 sleep and meditation app. We invite you to explore the Calm features as a resource to practice mindfulness to reduce anxiety and stress, improve sleep and focus, and enhance academic and workplace productivity and performance. Click here to get started.

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Merced Behavioral Health

Merced Behavioral Health Center provides services that improve mental and emotional state of individuals. If you would like to see an overview of the programs offered and resources, please visit here.

Counseling & Pyschological Services

The mission of UC Merced Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to support the mental health and well-being of our students. It is the intention of all CAPS staff to provide a safe, confidential atmosphere of acceptance and accessibility to professionals in the field of psychology. Services specialize in the unique needs of UC Merced students in an effort to promote their academic, personal and social development. Check out their website for more information!