WBI Weekly Digest

The Final Countdown

Well-Being Wednesday

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!

Song of the Week

The Final Countdown by Europe, of course!

Advice Column

Hey friends!

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,

Sierra Grandy

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

Let’s Talk 

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Boynton Mental Health

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

Fast Tracker 

Crisis Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

Sand Creek 24/7 Phone Counseling 

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.”

NAMI Educational Courses

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.

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