GPSG issued the following statement of support for the University of Iowa College of Law's Mental Health Awareness Week. The week was spearheaded by GPSG Delegate, Sarah Castle.
Graduate and professional students operate in a heightened state of stress during "normal" times. This year has proven particularly difficult and added multiple points of distress on top of trying to handle school, work, and relationships. Know that you are resilient and not alone. Addressing mental health concerns in ourselves and assisting our peers is a journey made better when we walk it together. Connecting with others, accessing care, and utilizing campus resources are simple, but powerful ways to practice self-care. Because of the immense importance of mental health, GPSG supports, and values initiatives that prioritize mental health and holistic wellness.
Schedule of Events:
- On October 5th from 10:30-11:00AM, the College of Law Wellness Team is hosting a Wellness Coffee Klatch about physical activity and mental health. This is the zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/95518591568?pwd=bzk1NENWbGs0eVdDTkJyVmJQcGs0QT09 Meeting ID: 955 1859 1568 Passcode: 229004.
- On October 6th at 12:45 PM, we are hosting a Zoom webinar on the stigma surrounding mental health in law students and lawyers. We will be joined by Professor Alison Guernsey and Judge Thad Collins who will share their experience and observations about mental health in the legal field. Daniel Saar from the Iowa Office of Professional Regulation will discuss how state bars react to disclosures about mental health. Because it is a webinar, attendees will only be able to see the panelists and the facilitators so attendees will remain anonymous to their peers. This is the Zoom Link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/96412618999?pwd=Mkkrd1hDUWl1YkdFdXNNTnRyTmZRQT09#success.
- On October 7th from 4:00-4:30PM, the College of Wellness Team is hosting Yoga at Your Desk. This is the zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/95518591568?pwd=bzk1NENWbGs0eVdDTkJyVmJQcGs0QT09.Meeting ID: 955 1859 1568 Passcode: 229004
- On October 8th at 12:30 PM, Jaret Molan, LMSW, Staff Therapist at the College of Law, will present on coping strategies related to dealing with mental health during COVID-19. This is the zoom link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99306496710. Meeting ID: 993 0649 6710