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Dearest students, 

新春快乐! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year, Tet, and Seollal! 

As we kick off the new cycle of the lunar calendar, the year of the Tiger might just come in time to give us the power, strength, and resilience to keep moving forward. 

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Dearest students, 

新春快乐! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year, Tet, and Seollal! 

As we kick off the new cycle of the lunar calendar, the year of the Tiger might just come in time to give us the power, strength, and resilience to keep moving forward. 

It must have been hard as many of us (including me) were not able to go back to our home country this year, and possibly the year before. However, not being able to spend the holiday with family and friends in person does not necessarily mean we have to skip the celebration completely. It can be very helpful when we keep some routines and engage in traditions to cope during this unsettling and stressful time with so many uncertainties. Food, decorations, music, 春节联欢晚会 - take advantage of these familiar traditions to remind you things within your control and help you gain a sense of normalcy and stability. 

I understand it’s still not the same as spending the holiday at home. But hopefully, this post reaches you and lets all of you out there know that you are not alone in this. 

Wishing all of you a happy new year! Please remember that we are thinking of you and are here to support you. Please, please do not hesitate to reach out to CAPS for support. 

https://caps.sa.ucsb.edu/

Below are some resources that you may find helpful!

  • Mental Health Peers at CAPS now present the Chinese Lunar New Year TALK event! Come share your favorite traditional foods, stories, and laughter with us on Zoom. Talk and connect with other Chinese students! You’re welcome to bring snacks to the event as well. The event is in Mandarin. Join us on Feb 1st at 3 PM PST. https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/87842155542


CAPS has various groups that can support you and help you find a community. You can read more about them on the Group Counseling tab in the menu.

In addition to CAPS, the following UCSB resources offer various levels of support & community:

万事如意!身体健康!

Xin Sui (隋欣), PsyD 

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亲爱的同学们,

新春快乐! chúc mừng năm mới! 새해 복 많이 받으세요!

在这个辞旧迎新之际,希望虎年的到来可以带给我们希望, 勇气和力量来帮助我们继续前行!

过去的这几年,包括我在内的很多人,可能都因为疫情的原因没有办法回家跟家人朋友团聚。不过回不了家不代表我们就不能庆祝春节了!生活中的一些小确幸,给予自己安定感的小习惯或者生活秩序,以及过年的一些传统习俗,都会帮助我们度过这个有很多未知的艰难时期。我们可以利用年夜饭,过年装饰和打扫卫生,音乐,春节联欢晚会这些熟悉的过年习俗来帮我们重新感受到一些安定感。

虽然说肯定不能跟在家过春节相提并论,但是希望这些话可以让现在正在读这篇文章的你们感到不是自己在孤军奋战。

预祝大家新春快乐!记得CAPS一直在这里支持你们。如果需要心理方面的帮助的话请一定一定不要犹豫联系我们CAPS!

https://caps.sa.ucsb.edu/

下面是一些可能会对大家有用的一些活动和信息:

CAPS 的心理健康小伙伴将于2月1日加州时间下午3点举行中国农历新年 TALK 活

动(茶话会)! 快来和我们分享你最喜欢的传统⻝物、故事和欢笑。与其他中国小伙伴一起唠嗑!欢迎你携带小零⻝参加活动。本次活动以普通话进行。快来加入我们吧。

https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/87842155542

CAPS has various groups that can support you and help you find a community. You can read more about them on the Group Counseling tab in the menu.

In addition to CAPS, the following UCSB resources offer various levels of support & community:


万事如意!身体健康!

Xin Sui(隋欣), PsyD