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Wellness Tip Of The Day

During this challenging time, we would like to hear from members on how you are coping and staying emotionally healthy. Your tips will be listed anonymously on this COVID-19 Health and Wellness Page. Please send your tips to lisa@msba.org.

Don’t use alcohol, drugs or other unhealthy behaviors to manage your anxiety. This may cause lasting effects on your life and increase your anxiety.

Hotline Information

If you have an immediate need for help with depression, suicidal thoughts, or other serious mental health issues, please contact:
 

  • Grassroots Crisis Intervention Team at 410-531-6677
  • The Maryland Crisis Hotline: Dial 211 and then choose option 1
  • The Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 and a trained counselor will respond
  • The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255
 

MSBA Lawyer Assistance Program

Feeling stressed, burnt out, depressed, or struggling with substance use or mental health issues? Contact us for a free and confidential assessment, referral, short-term counseling, and continued support at our toll-free line: 1-888-388-5459.

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MSBA Presents: Midday Reset

On-Demand Webinar

Looking for some stress relief? Join James Hyland for a Midday Reset on date/time. He will share and guide you through simple, accessible yet effective ways that you can use anytime to quiet your mind, release stress and move through your day with a sense of flow. This is a way to do something that will leave you feeling lighter + more energized. It combines breath work, gratitude, meditation, journaling, movement and affirmations all in 45 minutes. Whether this is a totally new concept to you or if you practice this every day, you’re in the perfect place to join (original date: April 17, 2020). Available on MSBA YouTube Channel.

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Tip Sheet from LAP

LAP Committee Member Eric S. Steiner

Tips about how to handle practicing law and managing self care during this time.

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If There Was Ever a Time to Activate Your Vagus Nerve, It Is Now

Four simple steps to return to a “rest and digest” state and a state of calm.

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COVID 19 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resources

American Bar Association

ABA provides several mental health resources for legal professionals, including dealing with stress, panic, and tips on staying mentally healthy and social distancing.

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MSBA Tip Sheet on Managing Your Anxiety

LAP Associate Director Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, shares tips that might help you feel more in control and manage your life during the COVID-19 crisis.

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MSBA Home Workout Videos

Take a break and enjoy one of our home workout videos to help you balance your day.

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Connecting with Loved Ones in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Community

Having a family member in an assisted living community or nursing home and not being able to visit with them can be very stressful. Facilities are using video apps like Google Duo, which is free, to be able to check in and see your loved one. Check with the facility to see the best way to connect with your loved one.

 

 

Addiction Resources

Please note: If Facebook is down, meetings can be accessed by scrolling down and clicking on a language and 24/7 and a list of phone meetings will come up.


 

New on the MSBA Blog

Click below to read the most recent posts on this topic from the MSBA blog.

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Tips  to Help Manage Post Holiday Blues While Navigating COVID-19 

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