WBI Weekly Digest
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Ask: Mention a change you have noticed, then ask if they are okay. Do not hesitate to ask twice.
Listen: Give them your full attention without interrupting. Silence is often awkward but embrace it. You can ask follow up questions to show you are listening.
Encourage Change: Suggest healthy actions and encourage them to talk to others and/or professionals.
Check-up: Plan an activity and a follow-up. If you can’t meet, then take time to call.
Many celebrities have shared their experiences with seeking treatment for mental health conditions.
Likewise, many athletes have recently been vocal about their own and others' mental health. Listen to Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett on ending the stigma around seeking help when you’re struggling.
Sunday, Nov. 13, 10am-11am. MY Yoga. The Market at Malcolm Yards 501 30th Ave E, Minneapolis, MN https://malcolmyards.market/event/my-yoga/all/
Malcolm Yards does yoga every Sunday for free! Just bring your own mat! It is right off the green line so it’s easy to get to. Reach out if you need a mat.
Monday Nov. 21st, 12:45 pm-3:00 pm. US Opening game in the World Cup.
The US Men’s Soccer (football) team opens up World Cup play on the 21st. WBI will be holding a viewing party with food in Room 35 at Mondale! Join us!
Monday Nov. 21st and Wednesday, Nov 30th. Timberwolves Games.
The Timberwolves have college nights for $10. Ticket information here. https://www.nba.com/timberwolves/promotions/college/
Dec 3rd or 4th. World Cup Mixer. Location and Time TBD
WBI, Sport Law Association, and Carlson’s Sports Business Club will be holding a mixer/potluck to watch the round of 16 for the World Cup!
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
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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)
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
Group Therapy at Boynton Health
Understanding Self and Others for Graduate Students
Group Leader: Emily Price, PsyD, LP, (she/her)
Tuesdays | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | September 20th - December 6th
Understanding Self and Others for Black Students
Group Leader: Nomcebo Gugu Nkosi, LPCC (she/her)
Wednesdays | 1:00-2:30 p.m. | September 21st - December 14th
To join a group, contact Boynton at 612-624-1444. All groups take place in Boynton’s East Bank Clinic.
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
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Text ‘MN’ 741741
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
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 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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