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WBI Weekly Digest

Men’s Mental Health

Well-Being Wednesday

* Graphic from 2018


Gendered experiences can have a large impact on our mental health. While
this week’s newsletter focuses on the general experiences of men, we
acknowledge that intersectionality of gender/gender identity and other
forms of identity greatly impacts each person’s unique lived experience and
mental health.  [image: image.png]
A Convo Can Save a BroAs stated in past newsletters, Movember
<https://us.movember.com/> is meant to be bold and put a spotlight on men’s
health issues just like a mustache emboldens a face. In this edition we
want to highlight the stigma around men’s mental health. Men’s mental
health is impacted by gendered experiences. Men are 4x more likely to die
by suicide than women,1 yet it is reported that women are twice as likely
to experience major depression;2 moreover, this could be because men are
less likely to report their depression or because they are misdiagnosed due
to differing symptoms experienced by men. LGBTQ+ men are even more likely
to develop mental health disorders than heterosexual men due to many
environmental/societal factors and pressures.1
The ALEC Method While we encourage everyone to speak up when experiencing
feelings and symptoms of depression, Movember encourages people to use the
ALEC method to check on friends, family, and others who may be showing
signs of depression.

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   Ask: Mention a change you have noticed, then ask if they are okay. Do
   not hesitate to ask twice.
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   Listen: Give them your full attention without interrupting. Silence is
   often awkward but embrace it. You can ask follow up questions to show you
   are listening.
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   Encourage Change: Suggest healthy actions and encourage them to talk to
   others and/or professionals.
   -

   Check-up: Plan an activity and a follow-up. If you can’t meet, then take
   time to call.


Many celebrities have shared their experiences with seeking treatment for
mental health conditions.


   - Elton John shares his story of mental health and recovery (TW: eating
   disorders)
   <https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/blog/impact-elton-johns-courageous-battle-eating-disorders>
   .
   - Karamo Brown, Queer Eye star, talks about his own experiences and how
   it inspired him to help others.
   <https://www.cbsnews.com/news/karamo-mental-health-in-minority-communities-set-daily-emotional-goals/>

Likewise, many athletes have recently been vocal about their own and
others' mental health. Listen to Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett on ending the
stigma around seeking help when you’re struggling.


   - Paddy “The Baddy” on Men’s Mental Health - UFC
   <https://youtu.be/gnyS_SHGLkQ>
   - Read about the first time Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson sought help for
   depression
   <https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a36853412/the-rock-depression-getting-help/>



Events

WBI will be holding/going to the following events! Please reach out if
interested! [log in to unmask]

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   Sunday, Nov. 13, 10am-11am. MY Yoga. The Market at Malcolm Yards 501
   30th Ave E, Minneapolis, MN
   https://malcolmyards.market/event/my-yoga/all/
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      Malcolm Yards does yoga every Sunday for free! Just bring your own
      mat! It is right off the green line so it’s easy to get to. Reach out if
      you need a mat.
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   Monday Nov. 21st, 12:45 pm-3:00 pm. US Opening game in the World Cup.
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      The US Men’s Soccer (football) team opens up World Cup play on the
      21st. WBI will be holding a viewing party with food in Room 35
at Mondale!
      Join us!
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   Monday Nov. 21st and Wednesday, Nov 30th. Timberwolves Games.
   -

       The Timberwolves have college nights for $10. Ticket information
      here. https://www.nba.com/timberwolves/promotions/college/
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   Dec 3rd or 4th. World Cup Mixer. Location and Time TBD
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      WBI, Sport Law Association, and Carlson’s Sports Business Club will
      be holding a mixer/potluck to watch the round of 16 for the World Cup!


Introducing Meredith Martyr, PhD, LP, HSPHello Everyone!My name is Meredith
Martyr PHD LP HSP (she/her) and I am a psychologist at Student Counseling
Services (SCS) specializing in graduate student mental health and
programming. All of our clinicians at Student Counseling Services have
prior experience working with graduate students and understand the unique
cultural considerations that are linked to being a graduate student. I was
a Gopher for both my undergraduate and graduate educations, and love every
moment of being on the University of Minnesota campus! I have previously
worked with graduate students clinically in a local private practice and in
clinical & outreach duties at Virginia Commonwealth University and
University of St. Thomas. I am passing along some helpful information about
SCS and our services. We look forward to working with you!SCS is a
short-term counseling center that is free and confidential. We offer
telehealth & in-person counseling.Please go to this link to learn more
about how to access our services for individual and group counseling, as
well as outreach options: https://counseling.umn.edu/getting-startedWe
currently offer a Dissertation and Thesis Support Group. If you are
interested in learning more please visit this website and scroll down to
"Dissertation and Thesis Support Group."
https://counseling.umn.edu/groups-workshopsWe offer individual and group
counseling services for all graduate students, as long as they are
considered active status.I look forward to working with you, as does the
whole SCS Clinical Team. Have a wonderful Fall Semester!Meredith Advice
Column

Any questions, concerns, or topics that you’d like some advice on, feel
free to submit them here
<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAqNgKEby8bdtoGJcXV6fRwYDX51qRnYgyxJEhcTgovMeKCw/viewform>!
You’ll get real advice, and maybe some memes for your situation.
Resources

NAMI Connections Group for Law Students

The NAMI Connections group offers peer-led support for law students living
with mental health disorders who attend any Minnesota law school (UMN Law,
St. Thomas, Mitchell Hamline).

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group for adults with a mental
illness regardless of their diagnosis. (Aka… you don’t need an official
diagnosis to join us). This group is offered free of charge and is led by
trained individuals who are also in recovery – people who understand the
challenges folks with mental illness face.

Who: Law students living with mental illness (No diagnosis required)

What: Peer-led support group!

When: 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month; 4:30-6:00pm

Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 12

Where: Remote; https://umn.zoom.us/j/97566449394

Meeting ID: 975 6644 9394

This group is confidential. It is not therapy.

Click here to see other NAMI Connection Groups offered in Minnesota.
<https://namimn.org/support/nami-minnesota-support-groups/>


"Character and Fitness" Wellness Group

A student-run, safe, strictly confidential, judgment-free, casual support
group welcomes anyone struggling with substance use or who is in recovery.

Who: University of Minnesota law students struggling with substance use or
who are in recovery

What: Student-run, peer support group

When: Held every Friday at 12:30

Where: Mondale Hall

Hybrid meeting: Contact [log in to unmask] for room location, Zoom
info, support, or other inquiries.


Let’s Talk  <https://counseling.umn.edu/LetsTalk>

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   What: Let’s Talk Counselor in Mondale Hall
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   Who: Ms. Kifaya Bishop, Multicultural Counselor from Student Counseling
   Services
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   When: Every Monday from 1-3pm
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   Where: N20 in the Wellness Room
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   No appointment necessary. Drop in.


Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers <https://www.mnlcl.org/>

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   LCL offers resources on substance use and compulsive behaviors, mental
   illness, stress, and well-being
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   LCL offers free counseling through Sand Creek for any issue that causes
   stress or distress.
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   Support Groups <https://www.mnlcl.org/support-groups/#adhd_support>


   -

   ADD/ADHD Support Group: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12:00pm
   via Zoom (Pre-Registration is required for this group. Email
   [log in to unmask])
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   Well-Being Group: Thursdays 12:00-1:00 via Zoom


   -

   Need assistance now? Call 651-646-5590 or 800-525-6466
   -

   For 24-hour phone counseling, call Sand Creek
   <https://www.mnlcl.org/services/counseling/> at 651-430-3383 or
   888-243-5744 (If asked, say you were referred by LCL)


Boynton Mental Health
<https://boynton.umn.edu/clinics/boynton-mental-health>

   -

   To schedule your first appointment, call 612-624-1444
   -

   Offering in-person and telehealth
   -

   Individual and couples therapy available (10-session-per-year limit for
   each type)
   -

   Eating disorder services, ADD/ADHD treatment, alcohol and chemical
   health services, and group therapy available


Group Therapy at Boynton Health

Understanding Self and Others for Graduate Students

Group Leader: Emily Price, PsyD, LP, (she/her)

Tuesdays | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | September 20th - December 6th


Understanding Self and Others for Black Students

Group Leader: Nomcebo Gugu Nkosi, LPCC (she/her)

Wednesdays | 1:00-2:30 p.m. | September 21st - December 14th

 To join a group, contact Boynton at 612-624-1444. All groups take place in
Boynton’s East Bank Clinic.

Looking for a Therapist?

Learn about the various types of mental health professionals and types of
treatments available.

   -

   Types of Mental Health Professionals
   <https://www.mhanational.org/types-mental-health-professionals>
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   Types of Mental Health Treatments
   <https://www.mhanational.org/mental-health-treatments>


Psychology Today Find a Therapist Search Tool
<https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/mn/minneapolis>

   -

   Psychology Today is a great resource to find a therapist
   -

   Filter by specific location, accepted insurance, specialty, issues, age,
   gender, sexuality, language spoken, ethnicity, faith, and more


Fast Tracker  <https://fasttrackermn.org/>

   -

   Search tool for mental health and substance use disorder resources in
   Minnesota


Crisis Resources <https://counseling.umn.edu/crisis-services>

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

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   Call 988
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   Text ‘MN’ 741741
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   Chat Online <https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/>
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   Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis - dial 988
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   Options for Deaf & Hard of Hearing - for TTY users: use your preferred
   relay service or dial 711 then 988.
   -

   Veterans Crisis Line - dial 988 then press 1
   -

   Call any time, for any reason


Sand Creek 24/7 Phone Counseling

   -

   651-430-3383 or 888-243-5744
   -

   If asked, say LCL referred you


NAMI Ramsey County Book Club
<https://www.namiramseycounty.org/bookclub.html>

Join NAMI Ramsey County on the first Thursday of each month to discuss
books with a mental illness theme. Learn through compassionate
conversation. See which book they’re reading at
namiramseycounty.org/bookclub.

NAMI Educational Courses
<https://namimn.org/education-and-public-awareness/classes/https-namimn-org-education-and-public-awareness-classes-all-scheduled-classes/>

NAMI offers numerous educational courses for a wide variety of audiences,
all relating to mental health. Check out their current schedule to find a
course that looks interesting to you! (Practically all the courses are
free!)

WBI has created a Resources Page on our website
<https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/wbi/resources> where law students can
always go to find support.


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