Peer Support Program
The Peer Support Program is a new resource for students run by Andy Benjamin, JD, PhD, ABPP and current UW law students. It provides peer counseling to help end the feeling of isolation while at law school, resources to manage stress, and also promotes mental health in our student community. Peer counselors will help to empower their fellow law students to address the wide-range of personal and academic challenges associated with law school. Multicultural engagement will remain a key approach in all interactions. Visit their website to request a session with a peer counselor or learn more about the program.
Andy Benjamin, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP is Clinical Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Law at the University of Washington. Dr. Benjamin supervises the Law School’s Peer Support Program that fields peer counselors to law students.
Hall Health Center provides many services for students and employees, including primary health care, women’s health care, immunizations, and many other services.
Hall Health also provides a
smoking cessation program available for both employees and students.
Hall Health Mental Health Clinic
Hall Health’s Mental Health Clinic provides support groups and other mental health services.
If you are in
urgent need of help, the Mental Health Clinic has a professional available to talk from 9AM-5PM weekdays.
Schmitz Hall Rm. 401
The Counseling Center provides individual, couple, and group counseling, as well as crisis counseling. They also have career counseling, assessments, and exploration available for students. Last, they have light therapy and biofeedback training.
Light therapy is mainly used in the fall and winter for people experiencing S.A.D., or Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is thought to be caused by a lack of sunlight. Light therapy has you sit in front of a light box that simulates sunlight.
Biofeedback training helps you learn your body’s cues and reactions to stress and teaches you to have better control over them. It’s mainly used for stress and anxiety reduction.
Religious and Spiritual Student Groups
There are many religious and spiritual student groups on campus for various different beliefs. Some of the groups focus on prayer, while others may focus on volunteering or bible study and discussion.
IMA Fitness Classes
The IMA hosts many different fitness classes, including yoga, weight training, martial arts, and many more, often for less than the cost of a class at a gym.
The Experimental College provides many different classes, including fitness, stress reduction, nutrition, and financial classes.
If you are looking for more options, the UW has a site for wellness on campus. It lists all the resources available on campus dedicated to helping you be healthier.