What does the Mental Health Commission do?
This branch manages the ASUCI Reclaim Mental Health campaign. Goals include reforming policy to expand campus services, educating to dispel misconceptions about mental illness, and increasing dialogue to eliminate stigma and foster rapport between each member of the university. Workshops and panels are hosted throughout the year to draw awareness to the unique challenges that diverse identities face, including symptoms of mental illness and the resources available to fuel recovery. Events will culminate in a statewide conference during the Spring Quarter that addresses mental health through a social justice perspective.
What is our vision?
We are committed to creating a more transparent campus by bringing more attention to the mental health of both students and staff. Our primary focus this year is to focus on the diversity of the UCI community to create a space for every student to be supported through events that support conversations among peers. We are also striving to reduce stigma and increase mental health education through a variety of different events held on campus throughout the year. We believe that the mental health of students is an integral part to how they thrive on campus individually and as a part of the community.
My name is Ashley Jimenez and I am the Mental Health Commissioner for the 2016-2017 school year. I am a Fourth year Public Health Science Student. On campus I am involved with the Orange County Needle Exchange Program as a volunteer and I also volunteer off campus at St. Joseph’s Hospital as a Health Scholar. Mental health is a topic I am very passionate about and I will keep working at creating a campus where mental health is a topic of conversation among our peers and where we as a community can learn to overcome the challenges that mental health may represent together.
Fall Quarter Office Hours:
Dates: Tuesdays @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: ASUCI Office, G244 Student Center