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covid-19 wellness resources

The law school community is facing unprecedented disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  This page, put together by the Law Library, is not dedicated to one of the dimensions of wellness, but rather has resources specifically designed to help address some of the unique challenges that the coronavirus outbreak has brought to our community.

general wellness tips

Your lifestyle (including your eating habits, exercise patterns, sleep, recreational activities, social relationships, and more) can have a significant impact on how you feel and function. Taking steps to develop a healthier lifestyle can pay enormous dividends by reducing stress and improving your physical health. You will probably find some of the strategies below helpful.

  • Have a dependable support system of friends, family, and campus professionals. Feeling close and connected to others is important.
  • Maintain regular sleep patterns, even on weekends and vacations.
  • Get plenty of regular exercise. For exercise resources and facilities, see the Go Out and Play! page of this site.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Avoid alcohol and don't abuse drugs.
  • Manage your stress. Seek academic help when you need it and don't be afraid to get guidance for roommate, financial, or relationship concerns.
  • Research has shown that relaxation techniques are an effective way to reduce not only stress but many of the symptoms associated with mental health disorders. Learn about some quick and easy techniques here
  • Consider visiting a Wellness Coach at Wolverine Wellness. Wellness coaching is a free, one-on-one holistic approach to examining how personal wellness interacts with one's values, goals and motivations. Wellness coaching could be a good fit if you are considering changes to optimize your personal health and wellness, or looking to positively shift certain aspects of your life. Coaching topics include adjustment to U-M, academic concerns, relationships, sleep, stress/anxiety management, physical health, nutrition, sexual health, alcohol and other drug use, and more.
  • If you suspect you may be depressed, see your doctor. Depression is a treatable illness.  For other helpful resources, see the Mental Health Resources page of this site.