March 28, 2016 has been designated as Mental Health Day by the ABA Law Student Division. The Dave Nee Foundation, the ABA Law Student Division and Screening for Mental Health, Inc. will be sharing resources, information and tool kits that you can use on your law school campus to promote mental health awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. We are grateful for the contributions from David B. Jaffe, Esq., Associate Dean for Student Affairs at American University Washington College of Law and our board member, Brian Clarke, Esq., Professor of Law, Charlotte Law School.
Click here for a link for law schools to “opt in” to get their own url for the free screening tool.
Click here for the screening tool, a quick and simple way to take an anonymous mental health screening.
March 30 webinar: Cory Muscara, founder of the Long Island Center for Mindfulness, utilizes mindfulness, positive psychology, and coaching to facilitate a client’s creation of, and movement toward, their optimal vision of health and well-being. Cory will offer a free webinar for law students on Wednesday March 30 at 3:30PM Eastern. Click here to register for the March 30th Mindfulness Webinar
Watch this webinar from Dave Nee Foundation and Screening for Mental Health for Law Schools interested in learning best practices to promote the ABA Law Student Mental Health Day.
Information and Resources
Visit the Dave Nee Foundation’s Find Help webpage with a list of signs to watch for and resources to access.
Visit the ABA’s Commission on Lawyers Assistance Program (CoLAP) website for additional resources.
Get screened at Screening for Mental Health via their online screening tool.
Visit our Vimeo Channel on Lawyer Wellbeing
Know the signs and make the pledge. Join Change Direction. A new, national campaign to raise awareness about the signs of mental health distress. If everyone is more open and honest about mental health, we can prevent pain and suffering, and those in need will get the help they deserve.
Disclaimer: Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH) is a non-profit organization that provides educational screening programs limited to identifying symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, and alcohol use disorders. SMH does not participate in the advice or services given to users of SMH’s screening programs. SMH does not provide any medical, psychological or professional services to its customers or users. For an accurate diagnosis of a mental health disorder, participants should seek an evaluation from a qualified healthcare professional. SMH employees, consultants and agents shall not be liable for any claims or damages, and expressly disclaim all liability of any nature for any action, or non-action, taken as a result of the information generated by the SMH website or any of its programs.