Resilience in Your Student Experience (RISE) is the prevention and outreach satellite unit of UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Staffed by an energetic and dedicated team of mental health experts, prevention educators, pro-staff advisors, healing practitioners, and student ambassadors RISE strives to uplift behavioral wellness as an integral component of the college experience and as a strong predictor of academic success.
The RISE Center at UCLA builds accessible and effective prevention strategies, educational services, healing programs, and campus relationships that help foster a culture of positive mental health at the University for long-lasting belongingness, flourishing, and achievement among our communities.
In 2018-19, approximately 6,900 students (15.8% of the student population) used CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) for 1:1 counseling and clinical care. While the service has been helpful to many students, the demand for service continues to outpace the availability of the resource.
In early 2020, The RISE Center shifted its services to focus more intentionally on the needs of student populations impacted by the COVID pandemic. Students are faced with multiple challenges related to COVID—and many are thriving, thanks to their ability to harness their own resilience and ingenuity. However, UCLA staff and faculty are experiencing an increase in requests to assist students related to chronic anxiety, depression, stress, and isolation associated with the challenges of the pandemic.
As the center adapts to the virtual environment, they are quickly adjusting how they can offer the best support services to our students. Learning new technology systems, developing staff response to changing needs, and offering new avenues to create meaningful connections with our students are our main priorities.
With your donation, you will be helping the RISE team get equipped with proper technology, platforms, and professional development to make the college experience even better for students during this unprecedented time. Your contribution will enhance the ability for the RISE team to foster student development, mental well-being, and academic achievements through these helpful gifts. You will be contributing to an important movement of supporting student mental health at this crucial and challenging time.
The RISE center champions best practices that support student resilience—namely, by equipping students with effective social-emotional skills, building communities that affirm identity and belonging, and elevating the concept of "mental health" as an every-day habit so that students can meet their full capacity for personal success.
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Learn more about the RISE Center: risecenter.ucla.edu
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