The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is dedicated to equipping its students with the knowledge and skills to integrate wellness and mental health into their personal and professional lives. As part of this commitment, from October 10-14, 2022, Penn Carey Law’s Student Affairs Office is sponsoring “Wellness Week” in conjunction with the American Bar Association’s Law School Mental Health Day for Law Schools on October 10.
Wellness Week features several offerings to encourage students to set aside time to take care of their mental health by taking regular study breaks to relax and recharge.
The Student Affairs Office aims to create an engaging, supportive, and collegial environment for all Penn Carey Law students. Moreover, the Academic Support Program, led by Director Jessica Simon, Associate Director of the Legal Writing Program, provides support for Penn Carey Law students who may be experiencing external stressors that are impacting their studies or who have other academic concerns.
The ABA also provides several mental health resources, including the following:
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Toolkit
- The Path to Law Student Well-Being: Podcast Series
- Additional Information on Mental Health Day