COVID-19 Updates & Resources In an effort to protect the health and safety of all students, faculty, and staff, Loyola Law School and Loyola Marymount University have restricted access and activities on all campuses. Please check the appropriate links for updates on availability, services, and hours. List of Resources Compiled by the Alliance for Children's Rights Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel Law Student Guide to Self Care & Healthy Remote Work Habits Loyola Law School places great importance on the health and well-being of our students and campus community. With a wide range of on-campus services and programs available around the clock, the Office of Student Affairs aims to ensure that our students stay physically, emotionally and mentally healthy. Medical Care Loyola Law School students have access to the Student Health Services (SHS) on the Westchester campus. Students enrolled in SHIP can utilize Aetna's Teledoc for telemedicine services. Learn more and find information for local medical care facilities on our Health Insurance and Medical Services webpage. Note: The medical professionals of the Loyola Marymount University Student Health Services (SHS) are available for Zoom Telehealth visits. SHS has also waived the access fee for the Fall 2020 semester. Learn more here. Counseling Services The Law School On-Campus Psychological Counseling Office is staffed by professional psychologists who are available to provide free counseling services. Loyola Law School students are also welcome to take advantage of the Student Psychological Services (SPS) on the Westchester campus. Additionally, students have access to Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) for self-help resources. Learn more on our Counseling Services webpage. Virtual Support Groups & Wellness Workshops Students may receive and lend support through a variety of therapy and discussion groups. Facilitated by LMU Student Psychological Services (SPS), Loyola Law School students can connect with other students in the university in safe, virtual spaces. There are groups for graduate students and first-generation students. There are affinity-based groups for LGBTQ+ students, Latinx and Afro Latinx students, Black women, and Asian and Pacific Islander women. There are also groups for those seeking coping strategies and ways to improve their relationship with their body and food. Meeting times and sign-up instructions are available here. LMU SPS is also hosting virtual, single-session programs to teach students skills and techniques to bolster their wellness. Led by the professionals at LMU SPS, students can learn how to manage their anxiety, build resilience, cope with their struggles with perfectionism, practice better sleep hygiene, and communicate and resolve conflicts with their partners. Workshop dates and sign-up instructions are available here. Understanding the unique challenges that law students face, the Office of Student Affairs is also organizing programs specific to Loyola Law School students. Visiting clinicians will facilitate virtual gatherings catered to the needs and anxieties of the students in our community. Check your Loyola Law School email inbox for announcements about future programs. Recovery Support & Education Students in Recovery is a group of Loyola Law School students united in their efforts to combat alcoholism and addiction. Its purpose is to support one another in staying sober and achieving sobriety. Students in Recovery is a judgment-free zone, and participation is anonymous. Check your LLS email inbox for announcements regarding future meetings or contact Student Affairs. LMU’s Center for Student Collegiate Recovery also offers support groups, assessments, and resources. As noted on the Counseling Services page, students may also consult Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) (Central Office of Los Angeles). Spiritual Counseling & Worship Services Father Wayne Negrete is the Law School Chaplain and is available to meet with all students who may need spiritual guidance or worship services. He is part of LMU’s Office of Mission and Ministry, which coordinates a number of programs and events where students can reflect, share their faiths, celebrate diversity, and engage in the promotion of justice that is integral to LMU's Jesuit tradition. Black Lives Matter & Antiracism The trauma of racism can leave physical, mental, and emotional scars. Addressing and combating racism is necessary, and through movements such as Black Lives Matter, it can be empowering. It can also be taxing. Consult our Diversity & Inclusion webpage for more information about Black Lives Matter, systematic racism, and antiracism including resources from the LMU Student Psychological Services (SPS) specific to Black and Latinx people. Multiculturalism, Prayer & Meditation The Multicultural Room is a dedicated area for Loyola Law School students, faculty, and staff to explore and cultivate the rich diversity of our community. Separately, the Interfaith Prayer & Meditation Room provides a space for students' spiritual, meditation, and/or reflective needs. Learn more about these rooms here. Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct Loyola Law School is dedicated to supporting those who have experienced sexual or interpersonal misconduct. Our Sexual & Interpersonal Misconduct page outlines guidance and resources. Food Pantry Those who are experiencing food insecurity may request assistance from the Loyola Law School Food Pantry. Due to COVID-19 forcing temporary restrictions on campus, Student Affairs is coordinating alternative methods to disburse aid. If you would like to support the Food Pantry, please contact Student Affairs. Fitness & Recreation In the Fall and Spring semesters, students can participate in weekly yoga classes. Check your Loyola Law School email inbox for times and rooms. Yoga mats and other equipment (e.g., soccer ball, football, frisbee) are free to check-out at the Rains Library Circulation Desk. Paddles and ping-pong balls are available by the table tennis tables outside of Founders Hall. So long as there are no events, students are also welcome to play basketball outside of Girardi. Additionally, Loyola Law School students are eligible to purchase a Burns Recreation membership to utilize the Fitness Center, multi-purpose courts, tennis courts, group fitness classes, and swimming pool on the Westchester campus. Apps Below are apps that may help you practice wellness. Note: some apps do require payment and some offer student discounts. Headspace Headspace teaches mindfulness and meditation. Gain access to hundreds of meditations on everything from stress and anxiety to sleep and focus. The app also has a “get some headspace” reminder to encourage you to keep practicing each day. Calm Calm provides people experiencing stress and anxiety with guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs, and relaxing music. Ten Percent Happier Ten Percent Happier has a library of 500+ guided meditations on topics ranging from anxiety and stress to parenting and sleep, as well as videos, bite-sized stories, and inspiration you can listen to on the go. New content is added weekly. Talkspace Online Therapy Talkspace makes therapy more affordable. Starting at $65 per week, you can text message a trained professional as often as you need to and receive responses daily. They offer services for individuals and couples (e.g., if your partner wants to learn how to support you through your depression). What’s Up What’s Up (iOS, Android) is a free app that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods to help cope with depression, anxiety, stress, and more. The positive and negative habit tracker maintains good habits and breaks those that are counterproductive. The “Get Grounded” page contains over 100 different questions to pinpoint your feelings. The “Thinking Patterns” page teaches how to stop negative internal monologues. Mood Kit MoodKit uses the foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and provides users with over 200 different mood improvement activities. Change how you think, and develop self-awareness and healthy attitudes. The journal feature is a way to practice self-care by reflecting on the day, noting any distressing thoughts, and documenting how you overcame them. Quit That! Quit That! is a free app that helps users beat their habits or addictions. Track and monitor your progress to stop drinking alcohol, smoking, or taking drugs. Mind Shift Mind Shift is designed specifically for teens and young adults with anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxious feelings, Mind Shift stresses the importance of changing how you think about anxiety. This is a cheerleader in your pocket, encouraging you to take charge of your life, ride out intense emotions, and face challenging situations. Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM) SAM offers self-help for those not interested in meditation. Build a 24-hour anxiety toolkit that allows you to track anxious thoughts and behavior over time. Learn 25 different self-help techniques. SAM’s “Social Cloud” feature confidentially connects you with other users in an online community for additional support. eMoods eMoods is a mood tracking app designed for people with bipolar disorder. Track depressive and psychotic symptoms, elevated mood, and irritability. See mood changes on a color-coded monthly calendar. Export a monthly summary report to identify triggers and better understand fluctuating mood. Rise Up and Recover Rise Up + Recover helps boost the emotional intelligence and resilience of people struggling with depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Track meals and how you feel when you eat them. Transcribe your progress into a PDF printout. Use the app when you feel the urge to binge or skip a meal, and need quick coping strategies. GG OCD GG OCD aims to improve OCD symptoms. From how to automatically replace negative self-talk with positive thoughts, to belief in change, building self-esteem and more, this app takes its user on a journey towards a healthier thinking pattern. Noisli Noisli provides background sounds that help to mask noises to keep you sane, improve your focus and boost your productivity. Other Resources The Office of Student Affairs has coordinated programs and wellness activities including Mental Health Day (October 10), Donuts with the Dean, and visits with Buster the Therapy Dog. Check your Loyola Law School email inbox for upcoming events. Student Affairs also coordinates access to the Quiet Room. Should you need a private space, please contact the Office of Student Affairs. The Rains Library has an assortment of classic and contemporary literature and non-fiction works in their Popular Reading Room. Peruse their various newspapers, magazines, and DVDs. Check out board games, puzzles, or backrest supports from the Circulation Desk. Learn more on the Rains Library website. The American Bar Association has compiled a number of articles, videos, and podcasts for law students on wellness, mental health, and resiliency. Learn more on the ABA website.