Library Tip: Mental Health and Wellness Month @ YLS

Managing Stress
March 1, 2016

March is Mental Health & Wellness Month at YLS, and your Law Library has a few suggestions for managing stress and maintaining a healthy lifestyle during law school and beyond.

First, you’ll notice several stress-relieving spaces around the Law Library, where you can work on a puzzle, be artistic, and otherwise take a break from the rigors of studying. Library Space…Your Space. You’ll also find a book display on L3 of selected items focusing on managing stress in law school and law practice. Jozy, our therapy dog in residence, will hold drop-in sessions on March 1, 8, 22, and 29, 9:30 – 11:00am in the administrative suite. Many thanks to Jozy’s guardian, Tina Severson in CDO, for making these visits possible.

Second, see the Stress Management Tips sheet provided by the Yale Stress Center. These Tips include:

  • Exercise
  • Time Management
  • Good night’s rest
  • Healthy diet
  • Realistic goals
  • Leisure time

Third, the YLS Office of Student Affairs also has great information on their Health and Wellness webpage, including the eight dimensions of overall wellness:

  • Emotional
  • Financial
  • Social
  • Spiritual
  • Occupational
  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Environmental

Fourth, you might like to visit Yale’s Student Wellness website which contains video and audio clips (created as a partnership between Yale Student Wellness and goBlue Labs) to help you manage stress.

Finally, there are people on campus with whom you can speak when you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious, including our own Student Affairs colleagues and experts at Yale Mental Health and Counseling. The Law Library’s Reference Librarians are also available to assist with research projects of all types. It’s easy to Request an Appointment.

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