April 2023

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UHS April 2023 Calendar

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Pet Hugs are Back!

The Pet Hugs program brings therapy dogs to campus to positively impact mood, stress, and connection for the entire UC Berkeley community.

Upcoming dates

  • Tuesday, April 4 from 12-1 pm at Moffitt Library
  • Tuesday, May 2 from 12-1 pm at Moffitt Library

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Complete Our Muslim Student Mental Health Survey!

We invite any Muslim-identifying undergraduate, graduate, or professional student to complete this brief (5-10 minutes) anonymous survey to help us understand the unique hopes, needs, and barriers connected to mental health support.

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April is National Stress Awareness Month

UC Berkeley students face high amounts of stress. Stress is a normal part of life, and can’t be avoided entirely, but it can be managed. Learn more about stress management strategies, daily habits to reduce stress, and relaxation techniques to change your approach to stressful moments.

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Cannabis Harm Reduction

If you are considering using cannabis, here are some tips that you can use to reduce your risk of harm and bad experiences.

  • Avoid cannabis smoke if possible. Cannabis smoke contains tar and toxins. The safest choice is to use a vaporizer.
  • Take shallow puffs, not deep inhalations. About 95% of the THC in the smoke is absorbed in the first few seconds so you don’t need to puff hard or hold your breath.
  • Leave tobacco out of the mix. Tobacco contains many cancer-causing toxins, so it's safer to smoke cannabis by itself.
  • Water bongs are not as safe as joints. Bongs filter out more THC than tars since water tends to absorb THC. This requires you to puff harder, increasing the amount of tar that is inhaled. Plus, pipes and bongs with plastic/rubber give off toxic fumes.
  • Stay away from the steering wheel. Cannabis can impair your motor coordination, judgment, and other skills related to safe driving. It's safest to wait three to four hours after using cannabis before driving.
  • Trust your best judgment and be safe!
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Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

Since the 1980s, April has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. At UC Berkeley, there will be a series of events happening throughout the month for our entire community to learn about SA prevention and support.

Resources on campus: The PATH to Care Center leads UC Berkeley’s prevention, advocacy, training, and healing efforts related to sexual violence and harassment.

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Upcoming Mental Health Workshop

Join UHS mental health counselors for a two-part workshop designed to provide insight and understanding into “imposter syndrome,” as well as develop skills to manage and push back against these experiences. To sign up, please visit bit.ly/uhsgroups.

In-Person Workshop:

  • Part 1: Thursday, April 13, 4:15 - 5:15 pm; 3220 UHS Tang Center
  • Part 2: Thursday, April 20, 4:15 - 5:15 pm; 3220 UHS Tang Center
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