Law Student Wellness

The well-being of law students at the University of Arkansas School of Law is a foundational value of our law school community and crucial to law student success. The law school has worked alongside mental health professionals and the University of Arkansas School of Law Wellness student organization to gather a variety of resources for our law school community.

UARK Law “Wellness Wednesdays”

Join the law school community in “Wellness Wednesdays” on dedicated Wednesdays to take a break from classes or studying and unwind.

Upcoming Student Wellness Events

Beginning Monday, October 23rd, group counseling sessions will be available in room 336 from 12:00 - 12:50. Snacks will be provided. If you have any questions about these events, please contact Greneda Johnson, Director of Community and Engagement at grenedaj@uark.edu

students enjoying a Wellness Wednesday event in the atrium.

Law Student Mental Health Resources

University of Arkansas Law In-House Counseling Services

The University of Arkansas School of Law in partnership with The Psychological Clinic on campus, is proud to offer on-site confidential and no cost therapy services for law students.

Arkansas Judges and Lawyer Assistance Program (JLAP)

  • JLAP provides helpful resources from self-screening to mental health and well-being services offered online or in your region of the state.
  • Contact information: Telephone: 501.907.2529 Email: confidential@arjlap.org

Additional Resources within the University of Arkansas Law School

  • Counselor's Corner: Room 224 is open to law students and has business clothes, pantry items, and hygiene products available for students.
  • Lactation/Nursing Room: Room 225 is a dedicated space for parents to feed or change their children.
  • Family Study Room: Room 223 includes toys and games for kids, comfortable seating, and desk space for parents.

students enjoying a Wellness Wednesday event in the atrium.

UA Wellness Resources

University of Arkansas Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • Pat Walker Health Center's Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to supporting the University of Arkansas students with all mental health care needs. CAPS offers critical mental health services such as short-term individual counseling, group counseling, psychiatry, 24/7 emergency mental health services, and case management.
  • CAPS programs and services are designed to meet the academic, developmental, remedial, and preventive needs of the university community. CAPS is also available to provide outreach presentations to faculty and staff as requested and available. Most services through CAPS are covered by the student health and wellness fee. Only some services, such as psychiatry, have minimal charges.
  • University of Arkansas students who are interested in getting started with CAPS can walk in during business hours (Monday-Thursday 8AM-5PM or Friday 9AM-5PM) or call 479-575-5276 to discuss options. CAPS also offers 24-hour emergency mental health services for students, faculty and staff by calling 479-575-5276. Website: https://health.uark.edu/mental-health/index.php
  • CAPS also offers 24-hour emergency mental health services for students, faculty and staff: https://health.uark.edu/mental-health/emergencies.php

University of Arkansas Psychology Clinic

Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry

  • Student-led emergency food assistance program, serving anyone with a U of A or UAMS ID and their household: Students, staff and faculty, as well as temporary or hourly employees.
  • Full Circle is located in Bud Walton Hall, the beige brick building between the stadium and the Union Parking Garage. The entrance to Full Circle is on the east side of the building directly across from the base of the Union Parking Garage.
  • Food Pantry Contact Information

University of Arkansas Wellness

  • UARK/UREC Wellness focuses on providing a comprehensive program promoting wellness and holistic health by engaging and empowering students, faculty, and staff through experiential academic and non-academic classes, coaching, and supportive services and activities.
  • Students have access to FREE wellness coaching provided by certified wellness coaches. Wellness coaching is designed to help UARK students improve their lifestyle behaviors so that they are living well in a conscious and mindful way.
  • Website: https://urec.uark.edu/wellness/
  • Coaching Website: https://urec.uark.edu/wellness/wellness-coaching.php
  • Coaching Request form: https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0MyZWbyZvadZgUZ
  • University Recreation 479-575-4646

University of Arkansas Student Health Insurance

  • The Student Health Insurance Policy is offered by Academic HealthPlans and is underwritten by United Healthcare Student Resources.
  • The University of Arkansas Student Health Plan is a GOLD plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and is considered major medical coverage. The plan's benefits can be found at http://uark.myahpcare.com/benefits
  • Website: https://health.uark.edu/billing-insurance/insurance.php

University of Arkansas Safety App (SafeZone)

students enjoying playing giant games during a Wellness Wednesday event in the atrium.

Community Resources

Community Clinic

The Joshua Center

  • The Joshua Center provides affordable counseling services for people struggling with individual and family concerns. They provide a low-cost option for therapy services with one of their graduate-level interns. Simply request an appointment at your office location preference on the website. You will receive an email from administrative staff. Respond back to that email with a request to meet with an intern. The Joshua Center should respond within 48 hours.
  • Website: https://www.thejoshuacenter.com/

Ozark Guidance

  • Ozark Guidance is a private mental health care facility offering a sliding scale payment option for patients without insurance.
  • Website: https://www.ozarkguidance.org/

Natural Resources

Upcoming Wellness Wednesday Programs

January 17

Cocoa and convo sponsored by Helix Bar Review

Relax with a cup of cocoa, tea or flavored coffee for casual conversation

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January 24

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us. The UA Mindfulness teams will share ways to increase your mindfulness

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January 31

Scavenger Hunt

Meet in the atrium for a scavenger hunt that will challenge your knowledge of the law school. Prizes for top 3 teams.

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February 7

Nature Walk/Grow a Garden

Weather permitting, we will walk and learn about campus flora. Pick up a package of flower seeds to grow edible flowers.

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February 14

Aromatherapy

Pamper yourself with your favorite scent of lip balm, bath bombs and lotions.

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February 21

Card & Dominoes Party

Uno, dominoes, spades, etc. Let's see who the card sharps are.

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February 28

Taste of Soul & Music

Join BLSA for its annual soul food supper while relaxing to R&B

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students playing giant jenga in the atrium.

students enjoying a Wellness Wednesday event in the atrium.

students enjoying a Wellness Wednesday event in the atrium.