Support for Caregivers:

Wellness Counselor, Catherine Banson, will lead four 90 minute sessions on Wednesdays from 4-5:30pm EST for students with caregiving responsibilities (including relatives children). With group agreement on confidentiality, each participant will have some time to share their experiences during this period and to support each other. Catherine will then impart some tools:

April 8 – Active Listening Your Loved Ones (including yourself)
April 15 -- Understanding Needs for Creative Problem-Solving
April 22 – EFT Tapping to Help You & Those You Take Care Of
April 29 – By Group Request

Students are asked to register via YaleConnect for each session in order to receive the Zoom link and handouts in advance.

Support for People with Loved Ones Working on the Front Lines of COVID-19:

Catherine will lead four 90 minute sessions on Fridays from 4-5:30pm EST for students worried about loved ones working in healthcare settings. With group agreement on confidentiality, each participant will have some time to share their experiences during this crisis and to support each other. Catherine will then lead a workshop portion on the following topics:

April 10 – Working with Anxiety, including EFT Tapping
April 17 -- Active Listening Your Loved Ones (including yourself)
April 24 – The Importance of Self-Disclosure
May 1 – By Group Request

Students are asked to register via YaleConnect for each session in order to receive the Zoom link and handouts in advance.

EFT Tapping – A Simple Stress Management Tool:

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), or “tapping,” is a mind-body technique used for many situations including anxiety, insomnia, fear, procrastination, self-doubt, performance anxiety, health issues and eating concerns. The Veterans Administration also uses tapping to treat PTSD. Here’s a short BBC video.

Catherine will teach the basics of tapping; share shortcuts, “stealth” strategies and advice on using it with children; and lead tapping on issues of concern to the group. Feel free to attend one or both workshops.

April 6 – 4-5:15pm EST
April 14 – 4-5:15pm EST

Students are asked to register for each session via YaleConnect in order to receive the Zoom link and handouts in advance.

Tea Time with Tracy George

Good Life Center Director, Tracy George, is offering virtual tea time for individual support during these wild times. Make yourself a hot cup of tea, hop on Zoom, and get the individualized support you deserve. Schedule your 30-minute tea time with Tracy here. Reach out to tracy.george@yale.edu with any questions or concerns.

Yale University Chaplain’s Office

Our chaplains are still meeting one on one with anyone who would like to talk through a phone or Zoom call. Appointments can be made by reaching out to a chaplain directly through email, or you can schedule “walk-in” appointments through this Sign-up Genius link: Talk to a Chaplain.

Yale Mental Health and Counseling Services (MHC)

If you are currently receiving care from Yale Health’s Mental Health and Counseling Department, please contact your clinician at (+1)203-432-0290 to develop a plan for care while you are away from campus. If you are in need of mental health services and are not receiving care from a clinician at Yale Health's Mental Health and Counseling Department, please contact MHCfor advice and options.

Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education (SHARE)

Call SHARE 24/7 for confidential information, advocacy, and support +1(203-432-2000). Calls can be anonymous if you wish.

Office of LGBTQ Resources

The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Resources can help you connect to others in the community. You will find resources for graduate and professional students, including virtual meetings and upcoming events.

Weekly Series of Inspiration and Motivation

Facebook Live every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday via Yale Health! Next week’s lineup includes:

Monday, March 30 at 7:00 pm: Focus and Concentration- Strategies for successful online learning
Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00 pm: Getting Enough Shut-eye? Why sleep is a superpower!
Friday, April 3 at 4:00 pm: No Gym? No Problem. Ways to stay active at home.

Legal Profession Resources and Upcoming Events:

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL)
Connecticut provides confidential crisis intervention and referral services to the CT legal community as part of a national system of lawyer assistance programs. LCL can provide up to six confidential (no record keeping) free counseling sessions to law students on a range of issues including depression, stress, relationship issues, alcohol and substance abuse.

Virtual Mood Boosting Toolkit
Join HLS alum, Jon Krop from Mindfulness for Lawyers for a short webinar on Thursday, April 2. Jon will focus on simple, evidence-based methods for boosting mood and cultivating positive emotions.

Lawyer's Assistance Programs (LAPs)
Lawyer Assistance Programs (LAPs) throughout the country provide confidential services and support to judges, lawyers and law students who facing are mental health or substance use issues. To find the lawyers assistance program in your current location.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Offers online support.

Please know that though we are working virtually right now, we are available by email at osa@yale.edu or phone at (+1)203-432-7979 to answer any questions or concerns (accommodation needs, student-parent concerns, student organizations, law journals, etc.). Please do keep checking our regularly updated COVID-19 FAQs for Students.