WBI Weekly Digest
Midterms, papers, projects, oh my! It all feels daunting. However, there are only 10 more days until Spring Break! We believe in you! And, never forget, we are all in this together!
Next week we will be starting our elections process. As a ‘Campus Life Program’, our elections are law school wide, meaning anyone (even nonmembers) can try to run for our general board. We have 4 board member positions open to a general election and 3 subcommittee elections which will be done internally by each subcommittee. Board members facilitate and organize programs, collaborate with administrative duties, and assist subcommittees in achieving their goal. Board members meet once a week during lunch at a “Braintrust Meeting”.
Our election process is as follows for board members
Nominating will be Feb. 28th-Mar. 4th. A google form will be sent out where you will provide a personal statement for the general election. Self-nominating is encouraged.
Election ballots will be sent out by email Mar. 14th and voting will be open from Mar. 14th- Mar 18th.
Remember anyone can run for general board positions! We encourage anyone to run! We also continue to encourage you to join a subcommittee that you feel passionate about.
We are once again planning to Ice Skate! This Saturday looks like a beautiful day to Skate. Please Reach out to join the group me for it!
SAVE THE DATE: We are in the works to plan an outdoor activity for the weekend of March 25th-27th! If you have any suggestions on free/cheaper activities feel free to reach out.
We have a basketball and running GroupMe for those who want to join! This is very informal way to get together and socialize while being active.
Heads up: NAMI Connection Group will be CANCELED next week (March 2nd). The program will resume on March 16th.
It is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
If you or someone you know are struggling with disordered eating, help is available.
(Trigger warning: the following links contain discussion of eating disorders and treatment)
Find support tools HERE
Learn how to support a loved one HERE
Boynton Health Eating Disorder Referral Services
Consider taking this survey on University of Minnesota graduate faculty behavior. Please click the link to read more about it.
We’re All In This Together - High School Musical Cast
Any questions, concerns, or topics that you’d like some advice on, feel free to submit them here! You’ll get real advice, and maybe some memes for your situation.
NAMI Connections Group for University of Minnesota Law Students
The NAMI Connection group offers peer-led support for law students living with mental health disorders who attend the University of Minnesota Law School.
NAMI Connection is a recovery support group for adults with a mental illness regardless of their diagnosis. 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.
This is a hybrid model. You can join in-person or via Zoom.
There is a 20 person limit. We still have plenty of room!
No need to register – simply show up!
Who: UMN law students living with mental illness
What: Peer-led support group!
When: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month; 5-6:30pm
Where: Mondale Hall Room 475
This group is completely confidential. It is not therapy.
"Character and Fitness" Wellness Group
Held every Wednesday at 12:30 at Mondale Hall.
A student-run, safe, strictly confidential, judgment-free, 12-step based group welcomes anyone struggling with substance use or in recovery.
Hybrid meeting. Contact [log in to unmask] for room location and Zoom info, or other inquiries.
In-person attendees must wear a mask while inside the building; see UMN's Face Covering Protocol.
What: Let’s Talk Counselor in Mondale Hall
Who: Ms. Kifaya Bishop, Multicultural Counselor from Student Counseling Services
When: Every Monday from 9-11am
Where: N160 Student Affairs suite
No appointment necessary. Drop in.
LCL offers resources on substance use and compulsive behaviors, mental illness, stress, and well-being
ADD/ADHD Support Group: 2nd and 4th Fridays at noon via Zoom (Pre-Registration is required for this group)
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 at 651-430-3383 or 888-243-5744
If asked, say you were referred by LCL
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
Looking for a Therapist?
Learn about the various types of mental health professionals and types of treatments available.
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
Search tool for mental health and substance use disorder resources in Minnesota
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Text ‘MN’ 741741
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
Community Spaces - NEW!
Community Spaces is a new initiative at the law school! It is for anyone who is interested in getting together with other Minnesota Law students and building community.
Third Thursday of the Month from 12:15-1:15pm in Room 3
Third Friday of the Month from 12:15-1:15pm Virtually (https://z.umn.edu/communityspaces)
Dates: March 17th & 18th; April 21st & 22nd
WBI has created a Resources Page on our website where law students can always go to find support.
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