Finals are around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to stay healthy through the coming weeks. Whether you’re a 1L, or an experienced 3 or 4L, schedules can get hectic, this time of year. Fortunately, the university offers a number of resources at little to no costs to help you take care of your mental, physical and emotional selves.
Every fall, the College of Law offers a six-week program, open to all students, providing an introduction to mindfulness and meditation. Students can also attend free yoga classes and informal guided meditation sessions each week at the law school. It’s a great way to build skills early to help you stay present, focused and calm during exams.
··· Rec Center
Less than a 15-minute walk from the College of Law is the Georgia State Recreation Center. Work out your stress in the center’s aquatic center, on the 1/8 mile running track or try your hand at the climbing wall and bouldering cave. If you’re craving fresh air, bikes, kayaks and camping gear are available for rent. The center also plans excursions during the holidays, such as a ski trip to Steamboat, or a backpacking tour through the national parks of Nevada and Utah.
The Counseling & Testing Center offers free short-term, time-limited therapy. They also offer a Mind-Body Clinic that uses mindfulness meditation to help manage daily problems like stress, sleep deprivation and low confidence. Get started by reserving the Relaxation Room, equipped with state-of-the-art massage chairs and biofeedback computer programs for stress relief.
The Psychology Clinic is staffed by psychology graduate students and offers long-term therapy options to students at a low cost. Students have access to individual, couples and group counseling. The clinic provides testing and evaluation services for diagnostic clarification, treatment recommendations and accommodations.
The Student Health Clinic provides primary care, immunizations, nutrition services and more. From a basic physical and flu shot, to treating chronic diseases and receiving contraceptive management services, the health clinic is your one-stop-shop. They also collaborate with other offices and programs on campus to provide support to students who have experienced/reported sexual misconduct.
··· Law Library
Sometimes what you need is to curl up and read a good book, watch an interesting movie or binge watch a new show. Look no further than the Law Library! Home to far more than legal treatises and study guides, to the right of the front desk you will find the leisure section. The library’s collection spans genres and decades. They also offers board games, cards and puzzles.