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View resources in advance of Law Student Mental Health Day

The year 2020 has been filled with challenges and stresses, while also opening opportunities to recommit to personal well-being. The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs Law School Committee and the ABA Law Student Division have partnered to host Law Student Mental Health Day on Saturday, Oct. 10. 

During Law Student Mental Health Day, law students and lawyers are encouraged to post photos of their healthy activities on social media with #LawStudentWellness and #ABAMentalHealth. Leading up to Law Student Mental Health Day, the ABA is hosting two virtual programs focused on well-being. 

Thursday’s programming, “Exploring the Intersection Between Racial Justice, Social Activism, and Mental Health” will take place virtually 3:30 p.m. CST. Friday will feature a National Workshop at 12 p.m. CST with ABA leaders focusing on practical strategies that law students can undertake in the year ahead.  

Law school can be a stressful time. That’s why the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program is here to help 24/7! MOLAP is a professional, confidential counseling program for members of The Missouri Bar, immediate family members who reside with them, and law students. Through a variety of free services, MOLAP helps individuals overcome personal concerns such as substance use, depression, stress and burnout. All MOLAP services are free of charge and strictly confidentialTo learn more or set up a session with a licensed clinical social worker or professional counselor, sign up for MOLAP office hours at Missouri law schools or go to mobar.org/molap.