March 28th is National Mental Health Day for Law Schools

The ABA Law Student Division has selected March 28th as the official National Mental Health Day at law schools across the country. Law schools are encouraged to sponsor educational programs and events that teach and foster breaking the stigma associated with severe depression and anxiety among law students and lawyers.

In recognition of Mental Health Day, from 1-2pm ET the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (@ABACoLAP) and Law Student Division (@ABAlsd) will be hosting a live Twitter Chat on law student wellness with special guests, Mistie Bauscher, former conditional admittee (@bauschlawyer), Brian Cuban, author of The Addicted Lawyer (@bcuban) and Amanda Lee, Harvard Law School Student Government President (@HLS_StudentGov). This national Twitter Chat aims to encourage students to seek help when they need it, by addressing questions around stigma, bar application character and fitness, and anything else on the minds of students and those who care about them.

All are encouraged to follow along by tracking tweets with #LawStudentWellness and to participate with questions and comments by using #LawStudentWellness in your tweets.

Continue to check back for developments from CoLAP and the Law Student Division leading up to and on Mental Health Day.

Download the flyer and spread the word!

MHD Twitter Chat Flyer

 

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