A Focus on Law Student Mental Health

Monday, October 10, 2022, was World Mental Health Day

Corresponding to that, the American Bar Association additionally designated this past Monday as National Law School Mental Health Day , and this week as Law Student Mental Health Week 2022.

The ABA has resources to support law students’ mental health, including a new podcast series, “The Path to Law Student Well-Being,” and the 2017 Report, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change, from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being. They are also conducting a workshop on Friday, 10/14/2022 at 2:00, for a further discussion of student mental health and resources.

You can learn more about these ABA wellness resources, here, and register for Friday's workshop here.

Many Law Schools, like the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School, are also taking the ball from the ABA and have designated October 10-14, 2022, as Wellness Week for Law Students, thereby promoting student wellness and mental health. You can learn about Penn’s Wellness Week programing, here.

Locally, the University of Cincinnati News Record published today that UC will be offering their students a year’s free subscription to the mindfulness app, Calm. 

This announcement, according to the article by Managing Editor Zachary Jarrell, “comes a day after World Mental Health Day.”    UC Student Affairs is encouraging UC students to download the app for free, and those with an existing account are also able to claim the offer.

Lawyer Well-Being is not just for students, and attorneys can find great resources on attorney well-being at IWIL (Institute for Well-Being in Law).

The Ohio State Bar Association Wellness Community also has wellness resources available for Ohio Lawyers here.

Even closer to home, the Cincinnati Bar Association Health and Well Being Committee welcomes members to participate in meetings and programs like the upcoming Balanced Living Lecture on Friday, October 21 at noon. Lanecia Nickell, Director of Sport Psychology and Wellness, UC Athletics, will be discussing being Healthy for the Holidays.

According to the World Health Organization, “The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.”

Thus, we hope that our community will find all of the above resources helpful in staying mentally healthy and strong.

A Focus on Law Student Mental Health

Monday, October 10 was World Mental Health Day

Corresponding to that, the American Bar Association additionally designated Monday as Law School Mental Health Day for Law Schools.

The ABA has resources to support law students’ mental health, including a new podcast series, “The Path to Law Student Well-Being,” and the 2017 Report, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change, from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.

You can learn more about these ABA wellness resources, here.

Many Law Schools, like the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School, are also taking the ball from the ABA and have designated October 10-14, 2022, as Wellness Week for Law Students, thereby promoting student wellness and mental health. You can learn about Penn’s Wellness Week programing, here.

Locally, the University of Cincinnati News Record published today that UC will be offering their students a year’s free subscription to the mindfulness app, Calm. 

This announcement, according to the article by Managing Editor Zachary Jarrell, “comes a day after World Mental Health Day.”    UC Student Affairs is encouraging UC students to download the app for free, and those with an existing account are also able to claim the offer.

Lawyer Well-Being is not just for students, and attorneys can find great resources on attorney well-being at IWIL (Institute for Well-Being in Law).

The Ohio State Bar Association Wellness Community also has wellness resources available for Ohio Lawyers here.

Even closer to home, the Cincinnati Bar Association Health and Well Being Committee welcomes members to participate in meetings and programs like the upcoming Balanced Living Lecture on Friday, October 21 at noon. Lanecia Nickell, Director of Sport Psychology and Wellness, UC Athletics, will be discussing being Healthy for the Holidays.

According to the World Health Organization, “The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.”

Thus, we hope that our community will find all of the above resources helpful in staying mentally healthy and strong.