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    SSWANA Virtual Let's Talk Fridays Kusha Murarka, PsyD will be conducting "Let's Talk" drop-in counseling for SSWANA (South Asian, Southwest Asian & North African) identifying students this Fall 2020 on Fridays from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Why Let's Talk? +FREE access to supportive counseling and referral to resources +Confidential, safe space for informal consultations +Culturally Centered +Easy Sign-up online below Virtual Drop-In Hours Fridays, 10am-12pm, sign up sheet available BELOW HOW to SCHEDULE Please leave your name (or initials), email, and THEN click the "Leave a Comment" section, and add phone number for me to call you at the scheduled time, and indicate whether you prefer a phone call or a Zoom video visit. Leaving this information in the "Leave a Comment" section is *EXTREMELY IMPORTANT* so that I know how to contact to you. If your preference is to have a video consultation via Zoom, please use the following URL at the time selected, and I will start the meeting at the designated time. https://berkeley.zoom.us/my/kmurarka You can also call (510) 664-7957 to request a callback. If prompted to leave a voicemail when you call, please CLEARLY state your name and a callback number (twice), and I will return the call as soon as I can. Let’s Talk sessions could be used to: * learn more about mental health resources and virtual therapy services * talk about stress and anxiety related to academics and/or relationship concerns * talk about unique challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic * learn about healthy ways to cope with stress and other concerns * get emotional support and identify ways to increase social connection during shelter-in-place * create a menu of therapy options to consider, or identify a future plan of action with CAPS * get consultation on how to support a student in distress *DISCLAIMER* - Although Let’s Talk Consultations are with mental health professionals, they are not formal therapy sessions and do not constitute mental health treatment. If you would like to schedule a therapy appointment, please call the CAPS office at (510) 642-9494. - Let's Talk Consultation sessions are not an appropriate type of service for urgent concerns. For urgent issues, crisis counseling is still available through the CAPS office. Please call (510) 642-9494 to speak with someone urgently. - If you have access to a confidential and private space, located in the state of CA, you are eligible for telemental health services with Dr. Murarka (licensed in CA), including a video or phone consultation. If these requirements are not met, we can still connect via phone for a brief check-in. In humble solidarity, Kusha Murarka, PsyD Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 29723) Counseling and Psychological Services University Health Services UC Berkeley For after-hours support, please call the 24/7 support line at (855) 817-5667. ...