Health and Wellness Resources

Health and Wellness Resources

Promoting student health and wellness is one of the Student Services Department’s primary initiatives. Many members of your UConn Law staff have experienced law school firsthand and understand the emotional and physical challenges that accompany this momentous journey.

Simply put, you’re not alone. Whether online, or in person, we’re here for you if you need help. Stop by our offices for any issue, great or small.  
In addition to our departmental resources, we’ve compiled a list of local health and wellness experts in the area for the times when you just need that point in the right direction. Law School is stressful, as is the practice of law. Learning techniques now to reduce your stress is critical to your success as a law student. Knowing where to find help and when to ask for it is essential to your health and well-being, both while in law school and in a professional setting following graduation.

General Health Resources

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford Hospital
John Dempsey Hospital - University of Connecticut Health Center
Hospital of Central Connecticut
Bristol Hospital

Local Walk in Clinics

Dental Care
Columbia Dental
West Hartford Family Dentistry

United Way of Connecticut – 211
Connecticut’s free information and referral service. Simply by dialing 2-1-1, callers can reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information, referrals or seek help in crisis.

Healthy Lifestyle Management

Fitness Centers
The Law School fitness center is located in the basement level of William F. Starr Hall.
Local Fitness Centers

Nutrition Counseling at UConn Health Center
Nutrition Services at St. Francis Hospital
Healthy Recipes
Eat Right – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

On-Campus Yoga Classes: Weekly one-hour class taught by a trained yoga instructor from West Hartford Yoga and offered to students and faculty free of charge.
West Hartford Yoga
Sacred Movement Yoga

Outdoor Recreation
Hartford parks
West Hartford Reservoir

Health Resources for Law Students and Lawyers

Online resource for law school mental health issues with information tailored to address law students’ mental and emotional needs.

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Connecticut’s lawyer assistance program providing crisis intervention & referral services to the Connecticut legal community. This site offers resources on various health concerns, including substance abuse, mental health issues, and gambling abuse. Law students are eligible for 4 free counseling sessions per year. All services are confidential.

Mental Health Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Suicide Help Lines
Suicide Lifeline – 1-888-237-TALK
Suicide Hopeline – 1-800-784-2433

Counseling & Psychological Services

Applied Behavioral Sciences, LLC.
Bridge Family Center
Hartford Behavioral Health
Hospital of Central Connecticut Counseling Center
Institute of Living
Jewish Family Services
St. Francis Care Behavioral Health
University of Connecticut Health Center

Geoff Genser - 860-570-0877
Laura Ginther - 860-231-9189
Dave Heinline - 860-682-4251
Jessica Lyons - 860-232-0020
Bonnie Scranton - 860-878-8142

Addiction Resources
Alcoholics Anonymous
Connecticut Alcoholics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Connecticut Narcotics Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous
Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling

Anxiety & Stress Management
National Institute of Mental Health – Anxiety Disorders
Stress Management Guide

Eating Disorders
National Eating Disorders Association
1-800-931-2237 (toll-free, confidential helpline)

Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Sexual Assault Resources

Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services
RAINN National Sexual Assault Help Line 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Sexual Violence Awareness Information
UConn Police - 860-570-5173 (The phone number will be answered at a dispatch center at the main campus in Storrs, so make it clear that you are calling from the law school campus in Hartford.)