WBI Weekly Digest
Hang in there, it is the final countdown! We are almost finished with the semester. Keep your head up, we believe in you!
This Sunday, April 17th at 11 am, we will be going on a walk at Lake of the Isles. We encourage anyone to join, please reach out!
The Final Countdown by Europe, of course!
I tend to overburden myself with tasks that I deem to be helpful to others, so I have made it a practice to incorporate doing things that fill my cup. So, this is just a reminder to participate in experiences and hobbies that fill YOUR cup. Law school can feel overwhelming, so taking a break to do something you enjoy can be beneficial. For me that includes crafts, working out, watching The Home Edit, and creating mediocre TikTok videos.
If you are the type of person who doesn’t relax by doing things, like I do, but rather need a long period of solitude and calm, try to schedule that in too. Finding time to do things to take care of yourself can be difficult and the first thing that is put to the side, but in the final stretch of the semester, please attempt to prioritize your well-being.
I believe in each and every one of you,
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
NAMI Ramsey County Book Club – First Thursday of the Month
“Join us on the first Thursday of each month to discuss books with a mental illness theme. Learn through compassionate conversation. See which book we’re reading at namiramseycounty.org/bookclub.”
Next sessions: April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4 - Registration Link
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 where law students can always go to find support.
UMN Law Well-Being Initiative
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