Health and Wellness

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. The Bar is committed to advancing the well-being of its members through the provision of resources dedicated to lawyer wellness.  In support of this commitment, the Board of Bar Commissioners adopted the national Well-Being Pledge for Legal Employers and encourages other legal employers in Mississippi to do the same. 

Intellectual Wellness is being engaged in creative and mentally stimulating activities to promote optimal cognitive functioning.

Your Mental Health and COVID-19

Coronavirus: Practicing Wellness While You Stay at Home

How to Make Sure Social Distancing and Self-Isolation Don't Hurt Your Mental Health

Can't Travel? Play these Games Instead During COVID-19 and Social Distancing

Tips to Boost Your Mental Health

Promoting Intellectual Wellness

 

Social Wellness is maintaining relationships with others that encourage connections, mutual benefits, and decrease harm to others.

Maintaining Relationships While Practicing Social Distancing

TED Talk: Are you a Giver or Taker

COVID-19: How to Keep Your Friends while Keeping Your Distance

How to Make Sure Social Distancing and Self-Isolation Don't Hurt Your Mental Health

Social Wellness Toolkit

 

Emotional Wellness is having awareness, understanding, and acceptance of our feelings, and our ability to manage challenges and change. 

The Anxiety Toolkit Part II: Mindfulness Practices to Reduce Anxiety

COVID-19 Managing Stress During this Anxious Time

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Tips for Community Members COVID-19 Managing Stress in this Anxious Time

Emotional Wellness Toolkit

10 Things to Foster Emotional Wellness

Physical Wellness includes physical activity and nutrition to bring about optimal health and functioning.

TED Talk: Sleep is Your Superpower

25+ Fitness Studios and Gyms Offering Live-Stream Workouts During the COVID-19

Food safety, nutrition, and wellness during COVID-19

CDC - Prevent Getting Sick

How to Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy while COVID-19 has You Stuck at Home

Tips for Staying Active During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Physical Wellness Toolkit

Definitions of Physical Wellness

 

Financial Wellness is a sense of control over your day-to-day, month-to-month finances and having the financial freedom to make choices to enjoy life in the present. It is also the capacity to absorb a financial shock while feeling that you are on track to meet your financial goals.

Financial Relief During COVID-19

Market Impact and COVID-19

Financial Well-Being Plan

 

Occupational Health is maintaining an optimal attitude and the capacity to perform and produce work that contributes to everyone's daily life. It includes the potential to balance work and home life, the ability to handle workplace stress and have good relationships with coworkers. 

Managing Yourself: Turn the Job You Have into the Job You Want

Psychologists' Advice for Newly Remote Workers

Working from Home? ABA Free Legal Answers Offers Pro Bono Opportunities

Prioritizing in a Pandemic for Law Firms (video)

Ways to Highlight Occupational Wellness

Ways to Find Occupational Wellness

Environmental Wellness promotes interaction with nature and your personal environment. Becoming aware of daily habits and how they affect where we live helps to develop environmental consciousness. 

Environmental Wellness Toolkit

 

Spiritual Wellness is being connected to something greater than self and having a set of morals, values, and beliefs that provide a purpose and meaning of life. 

Judges’ Well-Being and the
Importance of Meaningful Work

Ted Talk: There is More than Life than Being Happy

Spiritual Bypassing in the Time of COVID-19

Spiritual Wellness is an Important Part of Your Overall Wellness

 

 

Lawyers, Addiction and COVID-19

Lawyers Depression Project

Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup

In the Rooms

Al-Anon 

Smart Recovery 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Please feel free to reach out to the Mississippi Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program for assistance at 601-948-4475 or jcole@msbar.org.