While the University of Cincinnati’s Wellness Week may be ending, wellness is a twenty-four seven, year round endeavor. Below are a selection of resources that can help you throughout the year. For more resources, visit our Resiliency & Wellness for Law Students & Lawyers Guide.
College of Law Resources
The Law Student Wellness page within the Law Student Intranet provides a wealth of wellness resources that are available on-campus and beyond.
This Facebook group promotes wellness and self-care at UC Law for students, faculty and staff. They regularly share wellness programming as well as tips and UC campus resources.
Cincinnati Law takes the health and wellness of our students and their families seriously. You can browse this page for a number of resources available to UC students.
University of Cincinnati Resources
Students and members of the UC community who are concerned about students have access to mental health crisis care and consultation 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Let’s Talk With CAPS
This service is available for all UC students who may not need traditional counseling, but could still benefit from one-on-one support. Let’s Talk is a free, 100% confidential conversation where you can ask questions, learn about mental health resources, and get support from a UC CAPS therapist. Book an appointment.
By engaging in group therapy, students can expect improved overall well-being and connection with others. Groups are free and confidential for all UC enrolled students. Talk to a clinician and ask about group counseling programs to get connected and learn more. A pre-group appointment with the facilitator(s) is needed before attending an online group.
Understanding Self and Others
Want to learn more about yourself, how to interact with others, and try new ways of relating? This group provides the opportunity for diverse group members to meet their goals by providing and receiving honest feedback. Topics vary from week to week depending on group members’ needs. There are undergraduate, graduate, graduate BIPOC, and undergraduate BIPOC sections.
This gender-inclusive therapy group is for all survivors of sexual and/or relationship violence. Survivor Pride provides a safe and empowering space for group members to process past experiences, connect with other survivors, and better understand the impact of sexual and/or relationship violence.
Anxiety Management Workshop
A four-week workshop focused on increasing the understanding of how anxiety shows up in your life and what you can do to better cope and manage.
The CARE Team responds to reports about students experiencing difficulties or whose behavior is raising concerns within the University community. The team’s responsibilities include gathering and sharing information, discerning concerns about a student within a setting or across multiple settings, and managing situations that encompass a variety of issues. The committee is charged to devise a coordinated plan for assessment, intervention, and management of the concerns for the students well-being and that of the University community.
The Center’s mission is to improve the health of our local and global community through innovative, internationally-recognized research, education, clinical practice, and community engagement efforts focused on integrative health and wellness. The Center offers many programs and resources.
The Dean of Students utilizes one room within a residence hall to offer as a safe apartment for students who are in crisis and in need of emergency housing. The safe apartment is in a very confidential location. The Dean of Students in partnership with Residence Education and Development offers this living environment on a short-term basis for students who are at risk or perceived risk of harm if they stay in their current housing situation or are currently without a place to stay due to a victimization.
The UC Student Wellness Center located in 675 Steger Student Life Center is open M – F 9:00am – 5:00pm and empowers students to make informed decisions regarding their health and wellness by providing evidence-based education, inclusive resources, and non-judgmental support. They offer an extensive collection of resources, information and workshops about various health and wellness topics including sexual health, drugs and alcohol, financial wellness, relationships and more.
Peer to Peer Programs
The University of Cincinnati in collaboration with CAPS and Student Wellness has a variety of peer to peer based support options on campus.
Bearcats Support Network is a community of students that fundamentally work to destigmatize mental health while holistically working to create a network that is supportive, loving, and inclusive through peer-to-peer support groups and social events.
The Bearcats Recovery Community is a program designed to support UC students in or seeking recovery from alcohol, drugs and other addictions. The BRC and its programs allow students to have an authentic college experience at UC while maintaining their recovery.
Bar Organization Resources
Explore resources on well being, lawyer assistance programs, and more.
The wellness board’s mission is to support the legal community by promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellness initiatives for the advancement of quality of life, competent representation, and the administration of justice. In addition to providing articles, wellness tips, and hosting wellness events, this platform provides a way for OSBA members who are interested in wellness to connect with one another.
The mission of this committee, created in 2012, is to promote attorney well-being by providing education, peer-to-peer support and resources to attorneys and law students in the areas of mental health, emotional balance, stress management (including physical manifestations of stress) and addiction.
Selected Useful Apps
The Reach Out – University of Cincinnati App is a free app available for smart phones that provides a wealth of information for the UC community.
This new app includes information regarding available resources under a “Help Me” menu, tips on how to talk with others about mental health under a “Help a friend” menu, and contact information for crisis services under “Emergency Contacts.”
Recommended by CAPS, TAO is an interactive, web-based self-help program that provides online and mobile tools to help you overcome the day to day challenges around stessors like anxiety, depression, or other concerns.
Recommended by the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, Headspace is meditation made simple. They teach you the meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.
Recommended by the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, an app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation.
Recommended by the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, an app for sleep, anxiety and stress.
Recommended by the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, Simple Habit offers more than 2,000 guided meditations for any situation and mood — including before sleep, taking a work break, commuting, and more.