Food for Thought: A Conversation about Health and Wellness in the Legal Profession - January 28, 2013
"This is hands down the most valuable event I have attended at MSU Law - I really appreciate the candor and openness about talking about such an important topic" - Survey comment from student attendee.
Who We Are and How We Can Help...
Here in the Office of Student Engagement, we care about you and want to support all of the dimensions of you so that you can succeed in your time here at MSU College of Law and beyond. We realize that "life happens" and many times you may be in need of a listening ear to help you navigate through some bumps in the road. Please know that you can stop by suite 308 or set up a time to chat with either Dean Alsup (email@example.com) or Caroline Kingston (firstname.lastname@example.org) to talk about what is going on and come up with a solution. We are in touch with many great local resources that can be a great next step, if the issue may take more to tackle. Whether your issue is academic or personal that may impact the academic, we can be a safe place for you to come get the support you need.
There Are Many Dimensions to Wellness
Wellness is the integration of all dimensions of health - physical, emotional, career, spiritual, social, and intellectual - and the awareness that all of these dimensions are interconnected. Each dimension must be nurtured for your holistic growth and success.
- Physical: Ergonomics, Sleep, Fitness, Immune support
- Emotional: Stress, Procrastination, Depression, Happiness
- Spiritual: Spirituality or Religion, Acceptance, Sense of Community
- Intellectual: Motivation, Passion, Drive, Challenge
- Occupational: Financial Wellness, Career Objectives, Networking
- Social: Stress outlets, Friendships, Relationships, Sense of Connection
Ways to Care for your Physical Wellness
1. Eat healthy - Carve out time for healthy eating and cooking habits to keep yourself strong. To make it easy, there are a lot of options right here on campus to consider. Find two weeks worth of easy, fast and healthy recipes to get you started here and here.
3. Treat illness as it crops up - Right on campus we have the Olin Heath Center which is a medical clinic where you can receive treatment.
4. Handle emergency illness/injury right away:
- On and Off Campus Emergencies
- National Suicide Prevention (Lifeline)
24 Hour Emergency Service Collect Calls Accepted 24 Hours
- MSU Counseling Center Sexual Assault - 24 Hour Crisis Line
- MSU Police and Public Safety - 24 Hour Emergency Service, Dial 911
(517) 355-2221 Business Line
- MSU Safe Place (Domestic Violence Shelter) - 24 Hour Emergency Service
(517) 372-5572 Crisis Line
(517) 355-1100 Business Line
- Additional After-Hours Care
- Olin Phone Information Nurse (PIN)
The Olin PIN service is staffed by registered nurses who can provide answers to health related questions and advice regarding whether medical care should be sought. The Olin PIN service is available 24 hours per day, every day. When Olin is not open, students may wish to use any of the following services or check the local phone book under "Physicians" or "Hospitals". Please note that all of these services charge fees for service, and the fees are the responsibility of the patient.
- Lansing Urgent Care
505 N. Clippert, next to the Frandor Shopping Center. Lansing Urgent Care is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm. This clinic offers medical care, lab and x-ray for non-life threatening illness and injury, such as cuts, sprains, flu or fever. The CATA route 1 bus line will stop at Frandor, Lansing Urgent Care is 1/8 mile north on Clippert. Lansing Urgent Care is an Aetna preferred provider. (1.84 miles from Olin Health Center)
2289 W. Grand River, next to Playmakers. This is an alternative location for those who need help on the east side of MSU's campus. It offers the same services as the Frandor location. The CATA route 1 bus line towards Meridian Mall has a stop near this location. (2.4 miles from Olin Health Center)
- Sparrow Okemos/Urgent Care Clinic
Corner of Mt. Hope and Okemos Roads, 2248 Mount Hope Road, Suite 106. The Sparrow After-Hours Clinic is open seven days a week from 10 am to 10 pm. The CATA route 23 bus line will stop 1/4 mile from the corner of Mt. Hope and Okemos Roads. (3.84 miles from Olin Health Center)
- 98point6 Emergicenter
Located at the Mid-Michigan Physicians Complex, 1540 Lake Lansing Road, Suite 102, Lansing, MI. 98point6 Emergicenter is open Monday through Friday from 5 pm to 10 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm, including holidays. The Emergicenter is a hybrid between a walk-in urgent care clinic and an emergency department, and is available for treatment of adults and children with urgent medical problems or injuries, such as cuts, sprains, minor burns, bites, fever or allergic reactions. There is also an on site lab, x-ray and CT scanning available. (4.2 miles from Olin Health Center)
- Sparrow Hospital Emergency
1215 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI. Sparrow Hospital has a 24-hour emergency department. Students experiencing a medical emergency are advised to call 9-1-1 for ambulance transport to the hospital. In many cases, patients treated in the Sparrow emergency department will be referred to MSU Student Health Services for follow-up care. It is best not to utilize the emergency room if the illness/injury does not need immediate attention and can wait until the next morning. (2.87 miles from Olin Health Center)
Emergency room service can be expensive, and most insurance policies will not cover service in the emergency room if it is not a true medical emergency. Additionally, at a minimum, an ambulance can cost $575 plus mileage. Students are advised to consult with their insurance company regarding the emergency services coverage.
Ways to Care for your Emotional Wellness
Ways to Care for your Spiritual Wellness
Ways to Care for your Intellectual Wellness
Ways to Care for your Occupational Wellness
Ways to Care for your Social Wellness
Stress Reliever Ideas in the area