WBI Weekly Digest
We would like to thank every candidate for taking a chance and running for the WBI Board and all of the students for voting for the candidates who they thought would increase well-being at Mondale. Without further ado, our new board members are:
Ali Casey, Luke Srodulski, Ray Mestad, and Kayla Haeg
We look forward to their leadership and innovative ideas for this organization in the coming year!
Side note: we encourage everyone to join a subcommittee to enhance well-being at Mondale!
The Physical Subcommittee would like to encourage everyone to attend the FREE events for the Women’s March Madness that will be held in downtown Minneapolis April 1st-3rd. This event includes games, a concert, and speaking events that talk about the women leadership in business and sports. We have a group going Saturday, April 2nd at noon. Please reach out if interested in joining! [log in to unmask]
We are also continuing a basketball group that plays at 7pm on Tuesday nights. Feel free to join!
We plan on doing a walk and clean up day so stay tuned!
Time for Spring Cleaning – for your Mental Health!
Take steps to prioritize your mental health this spring:
Go on a walk or bike ride outside
Appreciate how far you have come!
Unfollow social media accounts that make you feel ~some type of way~
Make a healthy meal you’ve never tried before!
Incorporate exercise - try these fun activities!
Drink your water! Try adding Mio if you don’t like the taste of plain water.
Declutter your personal space!
Call someone you miss.
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.
Click here to see other NAMI Connection Groups offered in Minnesota.
"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 Thursday from 1-3pm
Where: N20 in the Wellness Room
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 Find a Therapist Search Tool
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: April 21st & 22nd
WBI has created a Resources Page on our website where law students can always go to find support.
UMN Law Well-Being Initiative
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