Mental Health Awareness Events to be Held Oct. 9-10

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 46.6 million adults in the United States live with mental illness.

The University of Mississippi School of Law is recognizing World Mental Health Day with a series of events Oct. 9-10.

“Law students’ well-being is extremely important now so that they can develop healthy habits before being enveloped in the practice of law,” said Macey Edmondson, UM Law assistant dean for student affairs. “As part of that, being aware of mental health is imperative. Students need to recognize symptoms and understand treatment and resources are available should they be needed.

“It is important to shed light on mental health in lawyers so that they are not stigmatized,” she said. “It’s important to have this voice at the table.”

Here is the schedule of events:

October 9

12:30 p.m., Law School Atrium

Delta Theta Phi will host the All-In Mental Health Fair

October 10

All day, Law School Atrium

Visit the Mental Health Awareness table


9:30 a.m., SBA Suite

Relax with Guided Meditation and Yoga


4 p.m., Law School Lawn

Commit to Community with SBA’s Family Friendly Harvest Carnival

Following the Carnival, there will be a Halloween-themed movie screened on the Lawn. Movie TBD.


6:30 p.m., Lyceum

Support one another at the Counseling Center’s candlelight vigil for suicide awareness

Everyone is encouraged to wear green in support of mental health awareness Oct. 9-10.