Every year, the Office of Student Affairs hosts a Mental Health Week in October during which students have fun, build community and pause for some self-care. Below are the ways students came together in 2020 for a much-needed break!

The American Bar Association's Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) Law School Committee and the ABA Law Student Division are partners in the annual Law Student Mental Health Day on October 10. 2020 has been a year filled with challenges and stresses, and yet opportunities for us to recommit to our personal well-being remain.

We are offering several programs and this week, both from OSA and nationally from the ABA.


ABA Mental Health Week - Fall 2020

Monday, October 5th

Cognitive Reset: Grace Trail

Balancing well-being, resilience and performance, the Grace Trail is a simple five-step resiliency process that begins with gratitude and ends with hope. "GRACE" stands for: Gratitude, Release, Accept, Challenge, Embrace.

Tuesday, October 6th

Weekly Meditation with Professor Listokin

Join Professor Listokin for a five-minute meditation every Tuesday.



Wednesday, October 7th

Midweek Pick-Me-Up

Grab a face mask and a mini mindfulness coloring book during the lunch hour to-go.

Color and De-stress

Drop-in and take some time to recharge through conversation and coloring.



Thursday, October 8th

HIIT Workout

Do you want to stay active, have fun, and really break a sweat? Join Woodbridge Fellow Alexa Vaghenas for a high-energy High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout!

Exploring the Intersection Between Racial Justice, Social Activism and Mental Health

Professor Rhonda Magee, Author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness.

Finding Balance: A Weekly Meditation Series

Join Wellness Counselor, Catherine Banson, for a fifteen minute guided meditation every Thursday.

Weekly Functional Fitness Class

Join Professor Ian Ayres for a weekly workout. All levels of experience are welcome, but for some classes you will need an item to lift with one hand.

Friday, October 9th

National ABA Workshop

National Workshop with the ABA Law Student Division to discuss practical strategies that law students can undertake in the year ahead with your law schools, the ABA, and with each state bar board of examiners.

Show Up for Yourself and Others

A crucial component of well-being is knowing, and feeling known by, others in your world. Spend an hour doing some activities that permit you to extend curiosity to other participants and to decide what you’d like to share about yourself.

Saturday, October 10th

ABA Mental Health Day

Join the Office of Student Affairs in honoring the ABA Law Student Division’s Law School Mental Health Day by revisiting some previously recorded meditations.

Vinyasa Yoga

Join Lulu Zhang '23 for a vinyasa yoga class focused on fluidity and connection to the breath.

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