WBI Weekly Digest

Getting Into the Second Week Swing of Things

Well-Being Wednesday

Stress Management Session - POSTPONED

Due to scheduling conflicts, we had to postpone the Stress Management for Law Students session. It will no longer be hosted this Friday, September 16. We will be rescheduling – be on the lookout for the new date!

Mentorship Program

We hope you have been able to meet with your mentor/mentee! After each hang/mentorship meetup, make sure to fill out the accountability form here.

We are still working on pairing mentees with new mentors who signed up. If you are interested in being a mentor, fill out this form.

Share Your Concerns – Anonymously

Do you have any thoughts or concerns about the law school experience? Maybe praise for something the school does that you appreciate? Share it with us here! We want to be a conduit between students and administration, so please feel free to send us your thoughts anonymously and we will make sure they are heard.


We are still looking for students to join our subcommittees! Fill out this form if you are interested. Members of subcommittees help plan events, initiatives, and advocate for student wellbeing! New ideas and perspectives are ALWAYS welcome. We hope to kick off our subcommittee meetings soon. 

Wellness Week Coming Soon

What activities will make your day better? What do you want to learn about wellness? If you have ideas, we want to hear them. We will do our best to implement these ideas into Wellness Week programming. Submit ideas here. 

Law School is Hard - YOU’VE GOT THIS

And, imposter syndrome is real. We are here to remind you: You deserve to be here. You are smart. Your ideas, experiences, and thoughts matter! 

This lighthearted TED Talk is a great reminder to use your imposter syndrome to fuel greatness! 

Advice Column

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 Law Students

The NAMI Connections group offers peer-led support for law students living with mental health disorders who attend any Minnesota law school (UMN Law, St. Thomas, Mitchell Hamline).

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group for adults with a mental illness regardless of their diagnosis. (Aka… you don’t need an official diagnosis to join us). 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. 

Who: Law students living with mental illness (No diagnosis required) 

What: Peer-led support group!

When: 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month; 4:30-6:00pm

Sept 12, Sept 26, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 12

Where: Remote; https://umn.zoom.us/j/97566449394

Meeting ID: 975 6644 9394

This group is confidential. It is not therapy. 

Click here to see other NAMI Connection Groups offered in Minnesota. 

"Character and Fitness" Wellness Group

A student-run, safe, strictly confidential, judgment-free, casual support group welcomes anyone struggling with substance use or who is in recovery.

Who: University of Minnesota law students struggling with substance use or who are in recovery

What: Student-run, peer support group

When: Held every Friday at 12:30

Where: Mondale Hall

Hybrid meeting: Contact [log in to unmask] for room location, Zoom info, support, or other inquiries.

Let’s Talk 

  • What: Let’s Talk Counselor in Mondale Hall 

  • Who: Ms. Kifaya Bishop, Multicultural Counselor from Student Counseling Services

  • When: Every Monday from 1-3pm

  • Where: N20 in the Wellness Room

  • No appointment necessary. Drop in.

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

  • LCL offers resources on substance use and compulsive behaviors, mental illness, stress, and well-being

  • LCL offers free counseling through Sand Creek for any issue that causes stress or distress.

  • Support Groups

  • ADD/ADHD Support Group: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12:00pm via Zoom (Pre-Registration is required for this group. Email [log in to unmask])

  • 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)

Boynton Mental Health

  • 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

Fast Tracker 

  • Search tool for mental health and substance use disorder resources in Minnesota

Crisis Resources

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

  • Call 988

  • Text ‘MN’ 741741

  • Chat Online 

  • Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis - dial 988

  • Options for Deaf & Hard of Hearing - for TTY users: use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988. 

  • Veterans Crisis Line - dial 988 then press 1

  • 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

NAMI Ramsey County Book Club

Join NAMI Ramsey County on the first Thursday of each month to discuss books with a mental illness theme. Learn through compassionate conversation. See which book they’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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