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Student Health and Wellbeing Resources

Developing healthy practices for self care as a student is a critical step in your professional development. We encourage you to create healthy habits for stress relief, taking care of your mental health, eating and sleeping well, and keeping your physical body in optimal shape. Below is a list of University and legal professional offices dedicated to helping you to thrive as a law student and as a future legal professional. Be well!

Deacon Health

Student Health Services (Deacon Health) is your medical home at Wake Forest University. Its dedicated and experienced team of medical professionals and staff is ready to serve the primary care needs of the WFU student community.

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University Counseling Center

Confidential, short-term individual and group counseling for personal issues, including adjustment to university/law school life, stress management, interpersonal relationships with friends, family or peers, anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns.

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University Office of Wellbeing

The Office of Wellbeing strives to create and sustain a community where students, staff, and faculty know their right to comprehensive wellbeing. Through evidence-based, data-driven, inclusive, and restorative programs, the Office of Wellbeing promotes personal and collective wellbeing and reduces harms and barriers to health, safety, and equity.

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Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (CLASS)

The CLASS provides study skills training and counseling. Students can learn to read critically, take notes effectively, manage their time, improve their motivation, increase their reading speed, and prepare for tests. Students with a wide range of learning and other documented disabilities also receive academic support, training, and advocacy through the CLASS.

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This program, offered through the NC Bar Association, offers no-cost confidential assistance to law students and their families in dealing with problems that might be causing distress, such as personal issues (crisis intervention, depression/anxiety, substance use and financial concerns); family issues (marriage/relationships, children/adolescents and parenting/family conflict); and work/school issues (professional stressors, school-related stress and conflict resolution).

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N.C. Lawyers Assistance Program (NCLAP)

NCLAP, offered through the North Carolina State Bar, provides free confidential assistance to students with character and fitness issues and difficulties coping with the stressful demands of law school. Counselors support law students who struggle with issues of chronic depression, anxiety, drug or alcohol problems or other mental health issues. This program offers a full range of resources and solutions to help students manage these issues in the short and long term.

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Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation is committed to excellence and inclusion in our programs, services, and facilities to develop the whole person and foster lifelong wellbeing for the Wake Forest Community. The Wake Forest Wellbeing Center offers our users a space for special events, to study with friends, practice wellbeing, as well as engage in fitness and recreation activities.

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