A Message to the UCLA Community from SCOPE PHA
We hope that everyone is staying safe during these troubling and uncertain times. Below is our statement pledging support for the Black Lives Matter movement and increased diversity within our own organization. You can also find resources for UCLA students.
Student Resource Guides
Explore detailed resource guides compiled by PHA members, personalized for UCLA students with on and off-campus services. A new resource guide will be released each month.
Mental Health During a Pandemic: Counseling & Support Services
Dealing with the stresses of life can be hard for some and coupled with changes in lifestyle due to the current pandemic, this has led to an increase in mental health issues for many. Tackling these issues head on is the best way to deal with them as everyone deserves to have a healthy mind especially during these challenging times. Inside this resource guide we have compiled ways to get individual help as well as ways to get involved and help others.
Careers in Healthcare Beyond Medicine
Students interested in healthcare often come into college thinking going to medical school is the only way that they can be involved in the health sector. However, for many medical school isn't the only way to help patients. Outside of and MD there are many other ways that people can work in the field such as by becoming a Nurse, Physician Assistant, Public health expert or even Healthcare consultant. We have compiled below a list of professions and resources for those who want to have a career in healthcare outside of medicine.
Voting Resources & Awareness
The 2020 Election will be one of the most important elections yet. According to the 2016 Census, in the general election, only 46% of people aged 18-19 years old voted whereas 70% of people aged 65 and above voted. In order to have our voices heard, we must take action and vote. It has been shown that voting is a habit, so starting young makes you more likely to be a lifetime voter. There are many resources to help young people both become educated on the policies as well register to vote. Below you will find a few to get you started.
Wellness & Mindfulness
Wellness is defined by the World Health Organization as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Working towards wellness and mindfulness is important for managing stress, reducing the risk of disease, and ensuring positive interactions. Explore our resource guide below for a list on how to get started in incorporating all aspects of wellness into your daily routine, along with on and off-campus mental health services.
LGBTQIA+ Pride Month is celebrated every June in remembrance of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a series of demonstrations in New York in response to the police raid of Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Manhattan, which would be a catalyst for the gay liberation movement in the United States. This Pride Month, SCOPE Patient Health Advocates stands with the LGBTQIA+ community and strives to become better allies, both within UCLA and as clinical volunteers. We have compiled a list of resources pertaining to the movement, including support for the LGBTQIA+ community and ways for any individual to educate themself.
Black Lives Matter
Uplifting and celebrating Black lives should be a priority for us as not only UCLA students but as SCOPE Patient Health Advocates. We have compiled a list of resources pertaining to the BLM movement in hopes that we can not only further educate ourselves, but work to be allies of the Black community and better address racial inequality. These are only a few of many existing resources and are specifically geared towards the UCLA student body.