Featured Initiatives

The University of California constantly strives to serve society through its research and public service initiatives. These programs not only benefit those who learn and serve at UC campuses, but provide vital contributions to local and global communities within education, medicine, technology, and more. Here are some of the many initiatives you can support at the UC campuses!
On this page, you will find a selection of campus initiatives we have chosen to highlight.

Mental Health at the UC campuses


Mental health disorders represent one of the greatest challenges to global health in the 21st century. Many of us have either experienced depression or known someone who has or continues to struggle with a depressive disorder. UCLA psychologists estimate 1-in-4 women, and 1-in-6 men struggle with a depressive disorder. Worldwide, depression is the number one cause of suicide.

There is always hope. The University of California is working to reduce disparities and promote wellness to decrease the number of suicides, which constitute the second leading cause of death for college students. UC is committed to assisting all students with their personal and academic development. One of the many ways UC carries out this mission is by providing comprehensive, timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health to all students, faculty and staff.

These funds range in their support for mental health services:

  • Providing psychiatric support
  • Offering specialized counseling
  • Medical treatment and management
  • Improve education around mental health
  • Ending stigma around mental health and asking for support
  • Supporting students and faculty through emergencies and crises
  • Suicide prevention


If you'd like to learn more about each of the funds set up to support these healthcare efforts at the UC campuses, please click the links below:


A major strength of UC lies in our diverse community, and we believe students with a range of experiences and abilities should have the opportunity to contribute to UC. Together, we can foster an equitable society, in which each student has the opportunity to thrive.

 Donate to Mental Health Services at UC here. 

We thank you for supporting these important initiatives in your UC community.