Good afternoon everyone!

This is another reminder that the NAMI Connection Support Group begins tonight, January 19th from 5-6:30pm. The group will meet in Mondale Hall room 475. 

If you cannot attend tonight, you can still attend in the future! Please drop by throughout the semester! The group will take place the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. 

A few points:
- You do not need to sign up for this group. You can just show up!
- The group is confidential
- If you do not have a mental health diagnosis, but you suspect you do, you are welcome! Even if you are just interested in attending, you are welcome!

Below is more information and some commonly asked questions! 

Peer Led Support Groups

Today, Wednesday January 19, 2022, Mondale Hall is welcoming a peer-led support group for those living with mental health challenges. This group happens two times a month. Here are some frequently asked questions about this:


Q: Why a peer-led support group?

A: Perspective and shared stories. Having a mental illness is difficult, especially in law school. Having a place to share those difficulties with people who can understand and hold space is important. Plus, flexibility and price, trying to get a trained psychologist to come to host a group at Mondale would be harder to navigate with payment and schedules.  


Q: Who can come?

A: Anyone with a mental health diagnosis or suspects they have one. If you think this group could be beneficial to you, please come and try it out. 


Q: Do I need to sign up somewhere?

A: No, you can just show up. 


Q: Is there a limit to how many people can come?

A: I am unsure of the actual demand for this service, so currently we are not capped. We only have room for 20 people in the room, but we are doing a hybrid model. Please see my email below for the link. 


Q: Why NAMI?

A: NAMI is a non-profit focusing on improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. I had already been a trained facilitator for groups before coming to law school. After talking with NAMI we got approval to use their group layout so there is a structure and order to the way the group is designed. 


Q: I do not have a mental health disorder, will there be a place for me? 

A: I do not know if this group will be beneficial for you, but WBI is working on finding additional ways to support the well-being of all students. If you have any ideas on what they may look like please fill out the google form below or email me or anyone at WBI.


Q: Will it be recorded? Will my peers know I was there?

A: This aim is to make this group as confidential as possible. As I will discuss in every group what happens in the group stays in the group. 


For more questions, please contact Sierra Grandy ([log in to unmask]). 


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